Venus is the second closest planet to the sun, after Mercury. It is part of the solar system, along with Earth and six other planets, which is located in the Milky Way galaxy.
Venus is a rocky planet similar in size to Earth. It has no moons or rings and rotates backward on its axis, meaning the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, unlike on Earth and other planets. Because of its high atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, it has a high surface temperature of more than 400 C, making it an unlikely host for life.