Venus

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VENUS

Length of day: 116d 18h 0m

Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

Earth and Venus are very similar in size with only a 638 km difference in diameter.

About 90 percent of the surface of Venus appears to be recently solidified basalt lava.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.

Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times greater than the Earth’s.

Distance from Sun: 67,240,000 miles (108,200,000 km)

Lightning occurs on Venus it is more common there than on Earth.

Surface area: 177.7 million sq miles (460.2 million km²)

Venus has no moons.

There is no water on Venus' surface.

Hottest planet in our solar system.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Radius: 3,760 miles (6,052 km)

Venus' day is longer than it's year.

It actually takes longer for Venus to rotate on its own axis (representing the cycle of a day) than it does for it to revolve around the sun (representing the cycle of a year).


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