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Our Solar System : Venus

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

2. Venus is the second planet from the – Sun.

3. The third brightest object in Earth’s sky after the – Sun and Moon.

4. Venus is sometimes referred to as the sister planet to – Earth, because their size and mass are so similar.

5. Venus is the second largest – terrestrial planet.

6. Venus is sometimes referred to as the – Morning Star and Evening Star.

7. Venus takes 243 Earth-days to complete – one rotation.

8. Venus rotates in the – opposite direction to other planets.

9. Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system with an average surface temperature of – 462°C (863°F).

10. The estimated age of the Venusians surface is around – 300 – 400 million years old.

11. The atmospheric pressure of Venus is 92 times stronger than – Earth’s.

12. Venus is the only planet in the Solar System to be named after a – female figure.

13. Venus is the closest planet to – Earth.

14. Distance from Sun – 108,200,000 km

15. Length of day – 116d 18h 0m

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