Questions

After which God is the planet Venus named? – Venus, Roman Goddess of love and beauty

In which direction does Venus rotate? – Clockwise (as opposed to all other planets, except Uranus, that rotate anti-clockwise)

What are other names for Venus? – ‘Morning Star’ and ‘Evening Star’

What is the duration of one rotation of Venus? – 243 Earth Days

What is the duration of one revolution of Venus around the sun? – 225 Earth Days (Thus one year is shorter than one day on Venus)

Which is the hottest planet in the solar system? – Venus (average surface temperature is 462°C)

Which is the closest planet to Earth? – Venus

Some Facts

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the third brightest object in Earth’s sky after the Sun and Moon.

Venus is also the second largest terrestrial planet. It is sometimes referred to as the sister planet to Earth because their size and mass are so similar. Venus is also the closest planet to Earth. The surface of Venus is hidden by an opaque layer of clouds which are formed from sulphuric acid.

Venus is sometimes referred to as the sister planet to Earth because their size and mass are so similar. Venus is also the closest planet to Earth.

The surface of Venus is hidden by an opaque layer of clouds which are formed from sulphuric acid.

Venus is the only planet in the solar system that has been named after a female figure.

 

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