Venus

Earth's 'sister planet'

Venus

Planet Profile:

First Record:
17th Century BC
Discovered by:
Babylonian astronomers
Diameter:
12,104 km
Mass:
4.87 x 10^24 kg (81.5% Earth)
Surface Temp:
462°C

Quick Facts:

  • A year on Venus takes 225 Earth days
  • Venus is nearly as big as the Earth with a diameter of 12,104 km
  • A day on the surface of Venus (solar day) would appear to take 117 Earth days
  • The surface temperature on Venus can reach 471°C.

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Venus

Venus

Moons

  • None

Did you know?

The surface of the planet is obscured by an opaque layer of clouds made up of sulphuric acid.

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