Venus (planet)

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In astronomy, Venus is the second planet from the sun in the solar system and one of the first 'wandering stars' to have been noticed in ancient times. Due to the closeness of it to the sun it is one of the brightest objects in the night or evening sky.


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A close to true colour image of Venus. image: wikipedia


Orbit basics:

  • Distance from sun: between 107,476,170 and 108,942,780 km
  • Orbital period (it's year): 224.70 Earth days 


Planet basics:

  • Type of planet: rocky/terrestrial
  • Length of day: -243.018 Earth days (retrograde)
  • Average radius: 6,051.8 km
  • Mass: 4.8673 x 1024 kg about .815 of Earth
  • Surface gravity: 0.904 g
  • Surface temperature: 462 °C
  • Atmosphere: Very thick and dense
  • Pressure: 93 bar (sea level)
  • Atmospheric composition: 
    • ~96.5% carbon dioxide
    • ~3.5% nitrogen
    • 0.015% sulfur dioxide
    • 0.007% argon
    • 0.002% water vapor
    • 0.001 7% carbon monoxide
    • 0.001 2% helium
    • 0.000 7% neon
    • trace carbonyl sulfide
    • trace hydrogen chloride
    • trace hydrogen fluoride