Planet Venus

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Planet Venus

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Planet Venus

Mythology and Naming

Ancient civilizatins turned to the heavens, worshipping various gods that often were linked to planets in the sky considered to be wandering stars. Venus was thought to be two different objects - the Morning Star and the Evening Star. Named for the goddess of love and beauty, besides the Sun and the Moon, Venus shines most brightly.http://www.universetoday.com/37122/mythology-of-the-planets/

The atmosphere of Venus is very hot, thick and heavy; survival on this planet is not possible because the air is unbreathable and because of the high surface temperatures, one would burn.The atmosphere is made up mainly of carbon dioxide and thick clouds of sulfuric acid completely covering the planet.http://www.windows2universe.org/venus/atmosphere.html

The distance of Venus from the sun as it orbits around is 108,000,000 kilometers. It takes Venus 224.65 days to complete its orbit around the sun, which means a year on venus is approximately 224.65 Earth days.Venus is the only planet which has the clostest orbit to circular, the other planet's orbits are elliptical.Venus goes in a clockwise retgrodrade rotation.http://planetfacts.org/orbit-and-rotation-of-venus/

Atmosphere

Orbit and Rotation

http://abccoolimages.com/planets+venus+facts


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