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Planet Venus is often called Earth’s twin because it is nearly the same size of Earth. There is only 638 kilometers difference in the diameter. This planet is named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty that makes it the only planet named after a female figure. There are more volcanoes on the Planet Venus than on any other planet in the solar system. Astronomers know over 1,600 volcanoes on its surface. It is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon. Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to visit Venus in 1962.
Fun Facts: –
- The atmospheric pressure on Venus is about 92 times stronger than Earth’s.
- It is second largest terrestrial planet after our planet Earth.
- There is a 7 miles high mountain range, Maxwell which is also the highest feature on the planet.
- Although it is not the closest planet to the Sun but still it is the hottest world in the entire solar system with a maximum surface temperature of 471°C.
- The surface of the planet is obscured by an opaque layer of clouds made up of sulphuric acid.
- It has a dense atmosphere consisting mainly of carbon dioxide with an extremely dry surface. This planet does not have any moons or rings.
- There are strong winds at the cloud tops that can reach up to 350 kph but at surface, they get very slow, no more than a few kph.
- This planet has no seasonal variations in temperature because it is lightly tilted on its axis.
- It is believed that this planet once had large bodies of water on its surface but they dried up approximately 300 million years ago.
- A single day on the surface of Planet Venus is as long as 117 earth days.