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 »

Stars appear bright based on their distance from Earth and their stellar classification. The measurement used to indicate the brightness of a star as seen from Earth is called the apparent magnitude. More » Science Astronomy Stellar Astronomy

Mitzi Adams, a NASA astronomer, notes that the reason why Saturn has such bright rings is because these vast rings are tipped toward Earth. They are approximately 274,000 kilometers wide and reflect the sunlight very wel... More »

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 »

When viewed from Earth, Venus looks like a bright star in the night sky, sometimes with a faint blue colorization. However, satellites that have taken pictures of the cloud cover and the surface of Venus from space have ... More » Science Astronomy Planets

Venus has a surface temperature of 900 degrees Fahrenheit, and its skies are covered in thick clouds of sulfuric acid droplets. Venus spins in the opposite direction of all the other planets. This means that the sun rise... More » Science Astronomy Planets

Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, with an average surface temperature of 872 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature for the whole planet is 864 F. The reason for its high temperatures is not its proxi... More »