Venus Facts

Venus Facts


On this page you will find some fun facts about the planet Venus. The list will lengthen as more facts are found. If you have a good fact about Venus leave a comment below and if it checks out it'll be added to the list.

Here are the facts, have fun with them:

  • Venus is the 6th largest planet and is 26 million miles away.
  • Global warming gone mad? Venus' clouds of carbon dioxide and sulphuric acid may have heated the surface to 400 degrees Celsius.
  • Venus' surface is so hot you can cook a pizza on it in 9 seconds.
  • Venus was named after the God of Love due to its beauty in the sky.
  • Venus has been termed 'Earth's evil twin' due to the inhospitable nature of the planet.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates backwards. This was thought to have been caused by a massive meteor impact in the past.
  • Because of the backward spin the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East on Venus.
  • Venus spins so slowly that 1 day on Venus is the same as 8 months on Earth.

  • Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system at about 482 degrees Celsius.
  • The greenhouse effect was first discovered on Venus.
  • Venus has between 100,000 and a 1 million volcanoes. Compare this to Earth's 1,500
  • Due to the volcanoes the atmosphere is 95% Carbon Dioxide.
  • Lightning storms rage 30 miles above the surface of Venus, but the lightning never reaches the ground due to the atmosphere being 90 times greater than on Earth.
  • Venutian clouds could burn human flesh as they are mostly made from sulphuric acid.
  • These clouds are so reflective to the Sun's light that Venus appears very bright in our sky.

Remember to leave a comment below if you have any other facts about Venus.

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