Venus

Planet Properties (Orbit and Rotation based on Earth's days/hours/minutes)

Distance to Sun: 67,237,910 miles

Equatorial radius: 3,760.4 miles

Equatorial circumference: 23,627 miles

Length of year(Orbit): 224.7 Earth days

Length of day(Rotation): 116d 18h 0m

Axial tilt: 177.3 degrees

Number of moons: none

Venus is the second rocky planet from the Sun and the brightest in Earth's sky. It is Earth's inner neighbor and twin, with a similar size and mass. However, Venus has lost all of its water, and its carbon dioxide has escaped to form a very dense atmosphere that acts like a greenhouse, holding in heat.

Saskia Crater
Impact craters on Venus vary from 168 miles down to 4 miles across. Saskia is middle-sized, at 23 miles, and has a central mountain. This radar view has been colored based on other images taken on the surface.

Cloudy World
Venus has a dense carbon-dioxide atmosphere and is completely shrouded by thick, highly reflective clouds made of weak sulfuric acid droplets. These start about 28 miles above the surface and extend up to a height of 43 miles. Below the clouds is an overcast, orange-colored world.

Maat Mons
This large shield volcano rises about 3 miles above the surrounding plains. Lava has poured out of the volcano, spread out in all directions for hundreds of miles, and then solidified.

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