What Are the Low and High Temperatures on Venus?

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the surface temperature of Venus appears to range from about 820 to almost 900 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to melt lead.

Venus is the second closest planet to the sun. It is about 67 million miles away from Earth. Venus looks like the brightest planet because of the way its clouds reflect sunlight.

It was once believed that Venus could perhaps support life similar to Earth’s. However, Venus is inhospitable to life forms as they exist here. The atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide and only contains trace amounts of water.

Venus’ atmosphere also traps the sun’s heat, which causes its scorching surface temperatures. Probes sent to Venus have only survived for a few hours before being destroyed by this heat.