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 »

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According to NASA’s Solar System Exploration, everything in Venus appears red because of a thick layer of atmosphere that filters out the actual shades of color. The planet appears bright white when observed from space b... More »

The colors for inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are gray, yellowish-white, predominantly blue with patches of other colors and red-orange, respectively; the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune h... More »

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 »

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 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, 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 »

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