Image obtained from HubbleSite.org
Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun. Venus orbits the Sun every 224.7 earth days. It is the brightest natural object within the night sky. It has been classified as a terrestrial and is sometimes called Earth’s sister planet because they are similar in size, gravity and bulk
Venus has the densest atmosphere of all the planets consisting of mostly carbon-dioxide. It is around 90 times denser than Earth’s. This large amount of CO2 enables the surface temperature to exceed that 400 °C, hotter than even Mercury.