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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. More »

Venus is just slightly smaller than the Earth, with a radius of about 3,760 miles and a circumference a little over 23,627 miles. These measurements make Venus about 94 percent of the size of the Earth, although it is on... More »

Venus is one of only two planets in the solar system to have no moons, the other being Mercury. As of 2014, there are 173 natural satellites known to be in orbit around planets in the solar system, mostly orbiting the ou... More »

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Venus, the second planet from the sun, is slightly smaller than the Earth and is covered by thick clouds of sulphuric acid that make it difficult to observe its surface. Venus appears as a bright object in the morning sk... More »

Venus, the second planet from the sun, is only a bit smaller than Earth. Venus was named after the Roman goddess of beauty and love and is the only one of the major planets named after a female deity. More »

NASA Solar System Exploration explains that Venus is the second-closest planet to the sun, orbiting at an average distance of 67 million miles. One year on Venus is equivalent to 225 Earth days; however, the planet's rot... More »

The eight described planets all orbit the Sun at different distances; Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, followed by Venus, then Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The distances of the planets are n... More »