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

While there is no specific information of who discovered Venus, knowledge of its existence can be found in multiple ancient civilizations. It wasn't until the formulation of Copernicus' model of the solar system in 1543 ... More »

Looking at the first-ever records of Venus, the Babylonians have proof of the planet being observed around 1581 BC. The Persians also have a record of the transit of Venus in 1032. 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 »

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 »