According to Universe Today, Venus is often called a sister planet to Earth because both planets share a number of physical similarities. They have a similar size, mass, density and volume and may have formed at around t... More »

Venus possesses approximately 80 percent of the mass of Earth and has a diameter that is only slightly smaller. Sometimes referred to as Earth's sister planet due to their comparable sizes, Venus shares a few similar cha... More » Science Astronomy Planets

The planet Venus is the second closest to the sun. Sometimes called Earth's twin due to its similar size, mass and density, Venus is a rocky terrestrial world with a number of unique features that are not found on the ot... 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 »

Venus differs from the other planets of the solar system in that it rotates in the opposite direction of other planets, and it takes a total of 243 Earth days to complete a rotation. One Venusian year is shorter than one... 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 » Science Astronomy Planets

Venus is the third smallest planet in the solar system and is around 95 percent of the total size of the Earth. Both Earth and Venus are dwarfed by the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, which is more than 13 t... More »