Venus and Uranus are the two planets that rotate clockwise about the sun when looked at from above the North Pole. The other six planets in the solar system rotate counterclockwise. More »

It takes Venus as long as 243 Earth days to complete a full rotation on its own axis. That's quite a long time considering that one Earth day, or 24 hours, is the time it takes Earth to make a full rotation on its axis. More »

The temperature on Venus remains constant at 461 degrees Celsius. The orbit of Venus around the sun is circular, which means that Venus does not experience seasons like other planets. More »

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The order of the planets from the sun is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Before 2006, Pluto was considered to be a planet; as of 2014, it is considered to be a dwarf planet. More »

The eight described planets all orbit the Sun at different distances; Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, followed by Venus, then Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The distances of the planets are n... More »

According to Space.com, the order of planets is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, starting with the one closest to the sun. After Pluto was discovered in 1930, it was introduced as the nin... More »

From largest to smallest, a list of the planets ranked by size is Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury. The size of the planets can be compared by calculating the radius, diameter, circumferen... More »