10interesting facts about Venus

1.Venus is the second planet from the Sun,but it is the closest planet to Earth.

2.Venus is often called as Earth’s twin or Earth’s sister planet, because there are many similarities between them, such as size, mass and composition.

3.Compared with the other planet in the solar system, Venus has more volcanoes on its surface, more than 1,600 volcanoes have been found on it, there are also other volcanoes on Venus’  surface, but maybe they are too small to be seen by us.

4.Venus rotates on its axis once every 243 Earth days, and revolves around the sun once every 224.7 Earth days. That means a day on Venus is longer than a year.

5.Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. The average temperature on its surface can reach 870°F (470 °C).

6.Except for the sun and moon, Venus is the brightest planet in our night sky.

7.Venus doesn’t have any moons, like Mercury. They are the only two planets have no moon of their own in the solar system.

8.December 15, 1970, the Soviet spaceship Venera 7 visited Venus, it was the first spacecraft to successfully land on Venus.

9.The surface gravity of Venus is quite close to that of Earth’s, but still less than Earth’s,for example,a 100 pounds person will weigh approximately 88 pounds on Venus.

10.Unlike Earth,  there is no temperature difference between day and night and no seasonal change on Venus.

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