Venus Planet Facts

Venus isn't as popular as other planets - but it still is interesting

Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is deemed the sister planet due to the relatively similar size and bulk of the planet. Venus is one of the five planets visible to the human eye on the planet earth. Venus’s deep chromatic shadows cast a fluorescent yellow tone that can be seen prior to the sun rising and after the sun sets, therefore making it the brightest and most visible from earth.

Venus’s has a multitude of unique and odd characteristics ranging from topography, temperature, atmosphere, and rotation. Although Venus is considered relatively similar to the earth in size, it is completely opposite in its composition of land. 80% of the Venusian surface is coated by volcanic plains, and furthermore it has a very unique surface feature known as farra, which are flat volcanic like areas, also depicted as pancakes, that range from 20-50KM wide and up to 100km wide. However, the most interesting topographic feature of Venus is Maxwell, which is a 7 mile high and 540 mile long mount range! Venus’s weather is anything but punctual; its richly dense atmosphere ranges from a literally scorching 900 Fahrenheit all the way down to a freezing 50 Fahrenheit below. This is due to the immense amounts and more than any other planet within the solar system of CO2, and furthermore by the thermal inertia present. Venus has peculiar rotation relative to the earth, one that is documented as the slowest within our solar system, at an amazingly slow rate of once every 243 earth days.

One can see that although Venus and Earth are similar in some sense, the majority of their entities are unique and each to their own. The temperatures are drastically different, the surface is strange, and the temperature is literally unbearable. Overall, one can be assertively optimistic that humans don’t live on Venus.

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