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 name for the planet Venus comes from the name of the ancient Roman goddess of beauty, fertility and love, which was also Venus. Every planet in the solar system except Earth is named after a Roman deity, but Venus is... More »

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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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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Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system, with a size and mass similar to that of Earth. It's easy to identify in the night sky because it's the second-brightest object after the moon. It's named after... 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 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 »