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Orbit and Rotation of Venus

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The distance of Venus from the sun as it orbits around is 108,000,000 kilometers (0.7 AU). It takes Venus 224.65 days to complete its orbit, which means a year on Venus is approximately 224.65 Earth days. While all planets’ orbits are elliptical, Venus’ orbit is the only one which is closest to circular. Its eccentricity […]

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Mass and Density of Venus

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The mass, size and density of Venus is similar to that of Earth’s. Mercury is the only other planet that has a density similar to Earth’s. Venus is the only planet which is similar in more ways then one. Because of this, Venus has been referred to as Earth’s twin.

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Venus Pictures

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Texts and descriptions are fine and dandy, but to see planet Venus for what it is is another thing altogether.  Enjoy these pictures of Venus.        

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Venus Profile

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Mass (kg): 4.87 x 1024 Diameter (km) : 12104 Mean density (kg/m3) : 5250 Escape velocity (m/s) : 10400 Average distance from Sun : 0.723 AU (108,208,930 km) Rotation period (length of day in Earth days) : 243.02 (retrograde) Revolution period (length of year in Earth days) : 224.7 Obliquity (tilt of axis degrees) : […]

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Planet Venus Facts

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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 […]

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