Venus Planet Facts
Planet Venus is named after Roman goddess of love and beauty that makes it the only planet named after a female. It is the second brightest object at night in the sky after moon. Sometimes it is also called as earth’s sister planet. It is the sixth largest planet of our solar system. And its surface temperature can reach up to 470°C.
Facts you didn’t know: –
- Venus is the hottest planet of the solar system. Its surface is hot enough to melt lead.
- The first ever mission to the Venus was sent by Russians.
- This planet has a diameter of 12,104km.
- This planet has the largest number of volcanoes of all the planets in our solar system.
- A day on Venus is equal to 243 earth days that means the planet takes 243 earth days to make one single rotation.
- Venus is also known as the morning star and the evening star.
- This planet does not have any moons or rings.
- Venus has a thick atmosphere with clods. Most of these clouds are made up of poisonous sulphuric acid.
- It rotates from east to west.
- The planet has about 90 times higher air pressure as compared to the air pressure at sea level on the earth.
- Venus can cast shadows by its brightness. These shadows are called ‘Venusian Shadows’.
- The interior of this planet is made up of a central iron core and a mantle made up of molten rocks.
- Venus has an orbital speed of 35km/s.