> Venus was known
in the Hindu Jyotisha since early times as the planet Shukra. In
the West, before the advent of the telescope, Venus was known as
a 'wandering star'.
> Venus's surface
hotter than Mercury's which has a minimum surface temperature of
-220 °C and maximum surface temperature of 420 °C, even though
Venus is nearly twice Mercury's distance from the Sun and
receives only 25% of Mercury's solar irradiance.
> No heat can
escape the atmosphere on Venus. It is like being trapped inside
a huge greenhouse, with temperature rising even higher than on
> In 1990, the
U.S Magellan probe sent photos of Venus and they showed that
Once upon a time there may be oceans on the planet Venus but it
is thought that these was boiled away million years ago.
> Venus is
often also called as our twin or sister planet.
> On the Venus,
the Sun would appear to rise in the west and set in the east.
> Venus rotates
at lower speed compared to the other planets
> Venus is the
6th largest planet in our solar system.
> Venus does
not have even one satellite or moon.
before sunrise and shortly after sunset; Venus reaches its
maximum brightness. Due to this, it is usually called the
'Morning Star' or the 'Evening Star'.
> Venus has the
densest atmosphere of all the terrestrial planets, which is
mainly consist of carbon dioxide.
> One day on
Venus Day is equal to 243 days on Earth, while its one year is
equal to 224.7 days on Earth.
> Venus is the
only planet in the Solar System that rotates clockwise. All the
other planets rotate anti-clockwise.
> Around 80
percent of Venus's surface is made of smooth volcanic plains,
and the remainder claiming to have three highland 'continents'.
> After the Sun
and the Moon, Venus is the brightest object in the sky
> If you
weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 91 pounds on Venus.