Venus

The Planet of Extremes

 
   Venus was at one time thought to be the planet that was most like the Earth. It was often even referred to as Earth's sister planet. Venus is 95% the size of the Earth, has a density close to Earth's and is only about 30% closer to the Sun.  So there were many reasons to believe Venus might be just like the Earth only a little warmer. It has only been in the last 10 or so years that we have discovered that Venus is anything but Earth's twin. Venus is a blistering inferno with temperatures exceeding 880 degrees F and weather which rain sulfuric acid!




A DAY AND A YEAR ON VENUS

WHAT'S THE SURFACE OF VENUS LIKE?

WHY IS VENUS SO HOT?

THE WINDS OF VENUS

IS THERE WEATHER ON VENUS?
 
 

Copyright © 1997 Kathy A. Miles and Charles F. Peters II