Orbital Period- 224 days
Density- 5200kg/ cubic metre
Escape Velocity- 10.4km/s
Rotation period (backwards)- 243 days
Diameter- 12 104km
No. of known moons: 0
|Hubble Space Telescope image of Venus
Venus is literally the most extreme planet in the solar system. Covered head to toe by layers of sulfuric gases, the greenhouse produces stifling heat, up to 800F day and night. It is the hottest planet in the solar system. The pressure on Venus is 93 times that of Earth at sea-level.
There is no water on Venus. Venus is perpetually soaked in acid rain, it is only that the acid drops evaporate even before they can touch the ground. Satellites orbiting Venus can rarely take a clear image due to the immense cloud cover but the few images show several geological features, like mountains. The surface of Venus is a thick layer of lava, erasing away craters and other curved in features. There is also no plate tectonics on Venus.
- Hottest planet in the solar system
- Lava produces tall mountains but also wash away land features
- Inactive plate tectonics presently
- Nevertheless, young surface suggests recent volcanic activity
- Strong winds occur on Venus’ atmosphere. Weak ones occur on Venus’ surface
- Believed to have a core, mantle and crust
- No plate tectonics. Means thick crust, or thin mantle, or solid mantle.
- Venus rotates in a retrograde motion
- It is the brightest object in the sky apart from the moon
- Venus has no magnetic field
- No water
- Wrapped in Greenhouse gases. Sulfuric gases and carbon dioxide.
- Iron core of 3000km
- Rocky mantle
- A crust
- Weak magnetic field. A pseudo-field from the solar wind.
- Temperature of day and night rise above 800F.
- Pressure 93 times that of Earth. Caused by the thick layers of greenhouse gases pressing down on the surface of Venus.
- Rainwater evaporates before touching the ground.
- Extremely hot and harsh
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