The Planet of Extremes
WHAT'S THE SURFACE OF VENUS LIKE?
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
WHY IS VENUS SO HOT?
THE WINDS OF VENUS
IS THERE WEATHER ON VENUS?
Copyright © 1997 Kathy
A. Miles and Charles F. Peters II