Ten fun facts about Venus


Fact 1
Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

Fact 2
A day on Venus lasts longer than a year.

Fact 3
It is often called the Earth’s sister planet. Both planets have a central core, a molten mantle and a crust.


Fact 4
Venus rotates counter-clockwise.

Fact 5
The mass of the atmosphere of Venus is 96.5% carbon dioxide, with most of the remaining 3.5% being nitrogen.

Fact 6
It is the brightest object in the night sky, second only to the moon.

Fact 7
It is also known as the Morning Star and the Evening Star. It changes from being visible after sunset to being visible before sunrise.

Fact 8
It is the hottest planet in our solar system.

Fact 9
The Russians sent the first mission to Venus in 1961.

Fact 10
At one point people thought Venus might be a tropical paradise.


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

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