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Barring unforeseen developments in technology, NASA indicates as of 2014 that it is impossible for humans to live on Venus for several reasons. Venus is the second-closest planet to the sun, which means humans would quic... More »

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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 »

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Astronomers believe that Venus is about 4.6 billion years old, the same age as everything in the solar system. Objects in the solar system began forming at the same time after a momentous event that may have been a super... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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Venus is one of the brightest objects in the night sky because the thick clouds that surround the surface reflect most of the light that reaches it. Another reason Venus appears so bright is due to the fact that it is th... More »

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No one knows who discovered Venus because the planet was known to the ancients. Named by the ancient Romans after their goddess of love and beauty, it is one of the brightest objects in the night sky. More »

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