Venus Research Paper

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Venus has a hellish atmosphere and consists of mainly carbon dioxide with clouds of sulfuric acid. Scientists have only detected trace amounts of water in the atmosphere. The atmosphere is heavier than any other planet, leading to a surface pressure 90 times that of earth. Venus is the second planet from the sun, orbiting it every 224.7 earth days. It has the longest rotation period of any planet and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets. It does not have any natural satellites. Venus, the brightest planet in the night sky, is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus looks like a fireball with lightening and a few black spots. It sometimes looks like a bright star in the morning or evening sky. The planet is a little smaller than Earth and is similar to Earth inside. We can’t see Venus’s surface from Earth because it’s covered with thick clouds. Venus is the closest planet to the earth and the second planet from the sun. Its proximity to our planet depends on the orbits of both. Both planets travel in eclipses around the sun so the distance between them is constantly shifting. It would take 97 days to get to Venus from earth.
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The planet’s mass is 4.87 x 1024 kg. Venus is 115 times smaller than the sun and is very similar in size to Earth. Venus is often referred to as “Earth’s twin” or sister planet because of some of their similarities. The surface gravity on Venus is almost the same as the surface gravity on Earth. The surface gravity on Venus is about 91% of the surface gravity on Earth. So, if you weigh 100 lbs on Earth, you’d weigh 91 lbs on