VenusVenus is the second closest planet to our sun. It has been found out to be the hottest planet with temperatures up to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. Early attempts by space probes to land on Venus suffered a death by burning up due to the excruciating temps. In an attempt to find the hidden surface on Venus, Mariner 2 was the first unmanned spacecraft to be sent to Venus was launched in 1962. Other probes that visited the planet were Venera 9 and Venera 10 from Russia, both in 1975.
The atmospheric pressure is also severe, pushing down with 1352 pounds per square inch. That was another cause of the probes dying on the surface of Venus. Venus atmosphere is made up of almost entirely of carbon dioxide, with some nitrogen and argon filling in the rest of the dangerous atmosphere.
The planet was named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty. Only after explorations by the Soviets and American space probes did they find out how false that is. Venus is sometimes referred to as the planet of the women. It is our closest neighbor, only to Mars. Surface winds are so dangerous that there are no other matches in the whole solar system. Although it may seem pretty, it is the most dangerous planet (in atmosphere) of the solar system.
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