The planet Venus was named after the Roman goddess Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Venus was considered a major deity, and was also referred to as Aphrodite by the Greeks. Venus was married to Vulcan, but Romans b... More »

Various groups and people named the planets. The Romans named the five planets that are visible to the unaided eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The names are based on the planets' appearances and movements.... More » Science Astronomy Planets

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 » Science Astronomy Planets

The planet Venus is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The Romans used the names of their most important gods and goddesses for the brightest objects in the sky. More » Science Astronomy Planets

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 »

The planet Venus' nicknames are the Morning Star and the Evening Star. From Earth, the planet sometimes looks like a bight star in the morning and the evening skies. More »

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 » Science Astronomy Planets