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The Planet Venus

Interesting facts about the planet Venus

The Planet VenusVenus is the second planet from the sun. It has a thick, bluish atmosphere which makes it very difficult to see the planet's surface.

Interesting facts about the planet Venus:

  • Average distance from the sun:  67,266,900 miles
  • Average distance from Earth:  30,733,100 miles
  • Rank in size among the planets:  6th 
  • Diameter at the equator:  7,521 miles 
  • Planet type: Solid, rocky surface 
  • Mass:  .815 times the earth's mass 
  • Gravity:  .903 times the earth's gravity 
  • Surface temperature:  approximately 882F 
  • Orbital velocity:  21.77 miles/sec 
  • Earth days required to orbit the sun:  224.68 
  • Tilt of axis:  177 
  • Earth days required to rotate on its axis:  243 
  • Escape velocity:  6.4 miles/sec 
  • Number of moons:  0 
  • Does it have and atmosphere?  yes 

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