10 facts about venus

A year on Venus is shorter than a day

On Venus on revolution takes 224.7 days and a day takes 243 days. Venus has the longest rotation of any planet in our solar system.

a year on venus

Venus is hotter than mercury

Despite mercury being the closest planet to the sun, Venus is the hottest planet. This is because Venus has a high concentration of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. The high concentration of carbon dioxide results in an intense greenhouse effect, trapping heat in the atmosphere making the planet a raging for 462 °C.

 

venus is hotter than mercury

Venus’s atmosphere

Due to the high concentration, Venus has clouds that rain sulfuric acid. These clouds whip around the planet faster than some category five hurricanes.

The atmosphere creates crushing pressures. The atmosphere creates pressure 90 times stronger than at the bottom of the sea.

 

Venus atmosphere

Venus spins clockwise 

Every planet in our solar system except for Venus spins anti-clockwise. Venus spins clockwise because it’s upside down. Scientists hypothesis Venus is upside down because, in early planet life, Venus collided with a celestial body. The collision caused Venus to go upside down. 

Fun fact:

Uranus spins on its side. This most likely due to a collision similar to Venus. 

Venus is referred to as Earth's sister.

Venus is called Earth's sister. Venus is sometimes referred to as Earth's sister because Venus is just a hot smaller Earth. 

 

Venus: 

A Radius of 95% of Earths a

A mass 82% of Earths

A density of 95% of Earths

A gravity 90% of Earth's 

 

Venus has an iron core, a hot mantle, and a rocky crust. Like all brothers and sisters, Earth and Venus are very different, but they share similarities.

In a nutshell Venus is smaller than Earth.

 

venus earth's sister

 

Maxwell Montes 

Who is Maxwell Montes? You’re probably wondering. 

Well, Maxwell Montes is a volcanic mountain range that is slightly smaller than Mount Everest. The mountain is about 7 miles (11km). 

Like Earth, the planet Venus does not only have one volcano. Venus is estimated to have 1,600 volcanoes. Although currently, no volcanoes are active most of them are extinct or dormant. 

 

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Venus is super bright at Night

Venus is known for being extremely bright and visible to the naked eye. Venus is visible because it reflects about 70% of all the sunlight that reaches the planet. 

Venus may support life

Thirty miles above Venus there are clouds. The clouds have temperatures and pressure that are similar to Earth's. This matters because scientists have observed streaks that appear to be absorbing ultraviolet radiation. The absorption of ultraviolet means there could be microbial life. 

Venus may have been like Earth 

Two billion years ago. Venus may have had shallow oceans. The surface of Venus was possibly similar to Earth's. Scientists believe that Venus used to be habitable. Scientists have theories that Venus formed from the same ingredients as Earth. Measurements from NASA’s Pioneer mission to Venus in the 1980s suggest that Venus used to have oceans.

Scientists believed if Venus did have water, it evaporated, the water molecules were destroyed by ultraviolet radiation. The hydrogen ran to space, where it was not so hot (that was a joke). The hydrogen escaped to Space.
Venus experienced evolution differently and has become a hot death-ball.

habitable Venus

You can’t see Venus’s surface

If you were flying past Venus you wouldn’t see the surface, you would only see clouds. This is due to Venus having extremely thick clouds. The cloud deck on Venus I has a thickness of 20 km and extends up to 65 km during the day. At night a thick haze can reach up to 90 km in altitude. 

 

Conclusion

  • Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. The average temperature is a warping 900 degrees.
  •  Venus atmosphere has a crushing atmosphere 90 times stronger than Earths
  • Venus’s clouds are composed of sulfuric acids and reflect 75% of the sunlight that’s fall on them.
  • Venus spins clockwise because in early planet life it was hit by another body.
  • Venus is sometimes called Earth's sister because they are very similar in size.
  • Venus also has mountain ranges like Earth. The most well know mountain on Venus is Maxwell Montes. The mountain has a stupid height of 11 kilometers that’s 36,000 ft. high.
  • Venus is one of the most visible things in the night sky due to the brightness of the planet.
  • Venus may be able to have microscopic organisms living above the clouds.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/interesting-facts-about-venus

https://theplanets.org/venus/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvXa1n9fjow

Image Credit:

http://clipart-library.com/

 https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/what-is-the-atmosphere-pressure-and-temperature-like-on-venus/

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA00149

 

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