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How many moons does Venus have?

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Venus does not have any moons, also called satellites. Mercury is another planet without any moons. However, all the other planets in the solar system do have satellites. While the Earth has one moon, outer planets like Jupiter and Saturn can have over 50 moons.

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The second planet in the solar system, Venus is at a distance of about 67 million miles away from the sun. Venus is a terrestrial planet and also does not have any rings. Its atmosphere consists mostly of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and sulfuric acid.

The environment on Venus also is extremely hot, with temperatures reaching as high as 465 degrees Celsius, or 869 degrees Fahrenheit. Venus has a retrograde rotation and is the only planet in the solar system named after a female deity.

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