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Venus Worksheet and Quiz

 

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Venus is the second brightest object in the Earth’s night sky after the moon. This planet is named for Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. This planet does not have any moons or rings. The Venera 1 space probe was the first mission sent to Venus. It was launched in 1961.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Venus is often called the sister planet of ……………………..

2. The mean surface temperature of Venus is ……………………………. which also makes it the hottest planet.

3. ………………………………….. was the first spacecraft to visit the planet

4. ……………………………….. was the first spacecraft to land on Venus.

5. This planet’s surface was mapped in detail by …………………………………… in 1990-91.

6. The core of Venus is partly molten and approximately …………………………………. in radius.

7. The surface gravity of Venus relative to the earth is ………………………………..

8. This planet takes ……………………………. Earth days to complete one rotation on its axis.

9. …………………………………….. is the highest mountain on the planet.

10. The axial tilt of Venus is …………………………….

Answers:

1. Earth

2. 735 K

3. Mariner 2

4. Venera 7

5. Project Magellan

6. 3000 kilometers

7. 0.91

8. 243

9. Maxwell Montes

10. 177.3 degrees

 

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