- Venus is the brightest natural object in the night sky, with Moon being the only exception.
- Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise and shortly after sunset. This is the reason why it is usually called the ‘Morning Star’ or the ‘Evening Star’.
- Being primarily composed of silicate rocks, Venus has been classified as a terrestrial planet.
- Venus is sometimes called ‘Earth’s sister planet’, mainly due to the fact that the two are similar in size, gravity, and bulk composition.
- Venus is the sixth-largest planet in the solar system.
- The reason why Venus is not visible from Earth in the day is that it is covered with an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid.
- Of all the terrestrial planets, Venus boasts of having the densest atmosphere, which mainly comprises of carbon dioxide.
- The atmospheric pressure at the surface of Venus is 92 times that of the Earth.
- It is believed that the surface of Venus is relatively young, approximately half a billion years old.
- The distance of Venus from Sun is 108,208,930 km.
- One day on Venus Day is equal to 243 days on Earth, while its one year is equal to 224.7 days on Earth.
- The orbital speed of Venus is 35 km/sec and the eccentricity of its orbit is 0.007.
- Venus does not have even one satellite.
- The surface of Venus is very dry and characterized with flat plains, highland regions, and depressions.
- Just like Earth, the interior of Venus is composed of a central iron core and a molten rocky mantle.
- The rotation of Venus is opposite than that of Earth and there, Sun rises in the West.
- Venus is the hottest as well as the brightest of all planets in the solar system.
- Venus is the only planet in the Solar System that rotates clockwise. All the other planets turn anti-clockwise.
- Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the Solar System. Whether these volcanoes are active or not, is still not known.
- The volume is Venus is 928,400,000,000 km3, while its mass is 4,868,5 x 1020 kg and density is 5.24 g/cm3.
Hope that helped you gain some knowledge you missed in your classes back then…..:)