What Are Some Interesting Facts About Venus?


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Venus has a surface temperature of 900 degrees Fahrenheit, and its skies are covered in thick clouds of sulfuric acid droplets. Venus spins in the opposite direction of all the other planets. This means that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

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One day on Venus takes about 243 Earth days, while one Venus year takes 225 Earth days. More than 40 space missions have explored Venus but have found no evidence of life on this planet, probably because of its high surface temperature and toxic atmosphere. The surface of Venus is rocky, with many craters and volcanoes.

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