40 Interesting Venus Facts

It is no doubt that Venus is one of the most beautiful & brightest planets in the solar system but what’s more interesting is that its size and mass are very similar to Earth and sometimes it is also called as Earth’s Sister. Learn this and more interesting Venus facts on this list.

1. Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

2. Venus, like Mercury, is a terrestrial planet.

3. Venus is the second planet from the Sun.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun.
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4. Venus has the most circular orbit of any planet in the Solar System.

5. The temperature on Venus is 425 degree Celsius.

6. Venus rotates on its axis from East to West.

Venus rotates on its axis from East to West.
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7. The light from the Sun takes almost 6 minutes to reach Venus.

8. Due to its limited axial tilt, Venus does not experience any seasons.

9. Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.

Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.
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10. Venus has mountains, valleys and hundreds of volcanoes.

11. Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, observed in 1610 that Venus has phases like that of the moon.

12. Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the Solar System.

 Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the Solar System.
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13. The atmosphere on Venus is very dense.

14. Venus neither has any moons nor any rings.

15. The highest mountain on Venus is Maxwell Montes.

The highest mountain on Venus is Maxwell Montes.
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16. Venus’ magnetic field is much weaker than that of the Earth due to its slow speed of rotation.

17. Venus has been explored by more than 40 spacecraft til date.

18. Venus is the brightest object in the night sky.

Venus is the brightest object in the night sky.
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19. Venus has the longest day of any planet in the Solar System.

20. Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its own axis.

21. Venus’s small induced magnetosphere provides negligible protection to the atmosphere against cosmic radiation.

Due to similarity in their mass and size, Venus is also referred to as sister planet to Earth.
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22. Due to Venus slow rotation, the temperature variation on Venus is minimal during day and night.

23. Atmospheric pressure on the surface of Venus is 92 times greater than that on the Earth.

24. Venera 3 was the first man-made spacecraft to land on Venus in 1966.

Venera 3 was the first man-made spacecraft to land on Venus in 1966.
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25. A hole in Venus’ ionosphere was noticed by Pioneer Venus Orbiter.

26. Venus is almost the shape of a perfect sphere.

27. Venus’s diameter is only 400 miles smaller than Earth.

Venus’s diameter is only 400 miles smaller than Earth.
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28. Venus is surrounded by extremely thick cloud making it impossible to see the surface from orbit without radar or radio equipment.

29. The force of gravity on Venus is only 12%.

30. Venus rotates on its axis in the opposite direction to the other planets of the solar system.

Venus rotates on its axis in the opposite direction to the other planets of the solar system.
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31. Apart from the moon, Venus is the brightest object in the night sky.

32. Venus has far fewer impact craters on its surface than Mercury, Mars, and Earth’s moon.

33. The atmosphere of Venus is made up primarily of carbon dioxide.

The atmosphere of Venus is made up primarily of carbon dioxide.
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34. Venus is the only planet named after a female.

35. Scientists doubt any life could exist on Venus, due to the extremely hot temperatures on the planet.

36. Venus’ high surface temperature is a result of the greenhouse effect.

Venus’ high surface temperature is a result of the greenhouse effect.
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37. When Venus lies between Earth and the Sun, it makes the closest approach to Earth of any planet.

38. The total mass of Venus is 4.8676×1024 Kilograms.

39. Venus has 6 mountain ranges.

Venus has 6 mountain ranges.
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40. Venera 4 found Venus’s magnetic field to be much weaker than Earth.

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