• Venus

    Venus is the sixth largest planet in the solar system and is the second planet from the sun.  It is found next to the Earth and has been recognized since prehistoric times as the brightest object that is located in the sky next to the sun and moon.  Due to its immense brightness Venus was named after the Greek God of love and beauty.  It has the most consistent orbit of all the plants and is almost perfectly circular in shape.  The rotation of Venus is very slow with one Venus day equal to 243 days on the Earth.

    Some scientists refer to Venus as the sister plant to Earth because they share many similar attributes.  First of all, Venus is only a little smaller than the earth and both do not have many craters which indicate that they are both fairly new planets in contrast to the other planets.

    They also have similar chemical compositions and densities.  The similarities end when you get into Venus’ atmosphere which made mainly of carbon dioxide with clouds made of sulphuric acid.  Additionally, the temperature on Venus ranges from 400K to over 740K which is hot enough that lead would melt.