Planet Venus Facts

1. The diameter of Venus is 12,100 km (7,522 miles).

2. The interior of Venus is composed of a central iron core and a molten rocky mantle, similar to the composition of Earth.

3. The surface of Venus is very dry with flat plains, highland regions, and depressions.

4. Venus is the sixth largest planet in the Solar System.

5. Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun.

6. Planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

7. The atmosphere of Venus is primarily composed of carbon dioxide (96%) and nitrogen (3%), with traces of other gases and little to no water vapor.

8. Similar in size, density, and mass, Venus and Earth often referred to as sister planets.

9. The orbital speed of Venus is 35 km per second (78,292 mi/hr)

10. Maximum distance of Venus from the Sun is 109 million km (68 million miles)

11. Minimum distance of Venus from the Earth is 40 million km (25 million miles)

12. Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar System.

13. Venus is one of the brightest objects in the sky, next to the Sun and Moon.

14. It takes 243 days for Venus to rotate on its axis.

15. The surface of Venus may have been formed by a lot of volcanic activity. It is said to have 167 volcanoes that measure up to 100 km across.

16. If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on Venus would be 88 lbs. (multiply your actual weight by 0.88)

17. The rotation of Venus is so slow that it travels around the sun quicker than it can make one rotation on its axis. This means that Venus has a longer day than it does a year.

18. Aside from planet Earth, Venus is the most explored planet. Many space probes have visited and landed on Venus to gather data.

19. The clouds surrounding Venus are comprised mostly of sulfuric acid.

20. Studies point to the fact that Venus used to have water on it, but it dried up as the sun started letting off more energy.

21. Venus and Uranus are the only two planets that rotate from East to West.

22. Venus has a mountain named Maat Mon that is more than 5 miles high (26,400 feet). Originally a volcano, scientists are not sure if Maat Mon is still active.

23. Venus has an atmospheric pressure that is 92 times that of planet Earth.

  • N.c.Balding

    Volcano’s on Venus erupts and then the heat changes to 8,230 degrees.

  • ozell

    how many moons has it got
    this website needs to give more siple inrmation for younge children

  • FOOD

    I absolutely love Venus, it is Earth’s sister planet. GIRL POWER!

  • izzy

    how many moons dose it have though?

  • http://BABY BABY

    Venus is due to make this cosmic crossing June 5-6 — the last time such an event will occur until 2117.

  • http://all JesiBear

    Their needs to be more info. it helped me a little with my class project on all of the planets but it didn’t have, satellite info., atmospheric data, or length of year information. It would be helpful to me and my freshmen accadmey class mates. If you could please add this information to the websightand thank you.

  • http://plantfacts blueberrym

    did u know venus is earths sister planet <3 <3

  • jv,h

    what is the astronomical unit in the length of venus

  • Asian Goth Unicorn

    Omfg, I LOVE Venus. Venus is Earth’s twin sister, supposedly <3

  • yor mama

    i thought mars was the hotest planet cause of the c02…….12 is fake

  • Saigeeeee Ekwall ! (;

    I love this website so much thats i explosive diharia everywhere! Its smelt like space so freezed it to make saturn in my project! it still had the amazing smell when i got to class. The next day i had a fresh batch oh explosive diareha and it was so runny it splash on my moms face (:

  • Rebecca Durkes

    just a little info that is not on here a lenght of a day on venus is 243 earth days and the lenght of a year is 224.7 earth days.. which is really weird it doesn’t make since but scientist proved i guess!! :)

  • riztys

    Venus does not have any moons.

  • cheese chaz

    how many moons does venus have

  • sup

    this was so much help i had to do a project to :) :)
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  • namehere

    nice :D this website really helped me for a school project

  • kalie

    does venus have any rings

  • Lauren

    I need Revolution Time (in Earth days), Rotation time, and known satellites for all planets :O Those are only on some.

  • nicole

    wheres the surface temp or the time taken to turn on axis this website needs more facts

  • tiffany xxxxxxx

    that is so cool but all i need u 2 do is post what venus’s length of sidereal day is… k

  • Danni-cka

    thank you sooooo much i really needed the info for school!!!! yes im gonna nail this project!!!!