“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”, you’ve probably heard many times. Then maybe it is not so strange that about Venus symbol is the same as the symbol for the right women.Â Venus is the second planet in the solar system from the sun and is almost as large as the Earth.
As Venus moves around its own axis in the opposite direction of movement around the sun so you could say that it rotates backwards, which only Venus and Uranus do.
10 Facts you probably did not know about Venus
Here are ten facts you may not know about our quite nearby Venus!
01) Â Venus is theÂ onlyÂ planet in the solar system whoseÂ dayÂ isÂ longerÂ than itsÂ year because Venus rotates once around the sun inÂ 225 days, but need the fullÂ 243 days to complete one rotation around its own axis.
02) Â VenusÂ andÂ JupiterÂ are the only planets in our solar system that has noÂ moons revolving around itself.
03) Â There are moreÂ volcanoesÂ on the surface of Venus than it is on any other planet in our solar system.Â However, we are unsure howÂ activeÂ the volcanoes are, or even if they are active at all.
04) Â AfterÂ the sunÂ and ourÂ moonÂ is the planet Venus the object that shinesÂ strongestÂ in the Milky Way.Â The planet may be bright enough in the night sky to castÂ shadows! These types of shades are known as “Venus Shadows’.
05) Â Because of theÂ thick atmosphereÂ of the planet, the temperature at the surface reaches a staggeringÂ 470 degrees Celsius.
06) Â Venus is often called Earth’sÂ twin planet, precisely because the planets have a similarÂ massÂ ,Â densityÂ andÂ sizeÂ .Â Thank God that we do not have it 470 degrees Celsius hot, at least!
07) Â About Venus: Venus is theÂ onlyÂ planet in our solar system that is named after aÂ woman.Â The planet was named after the RomanÂ goddessÂ of love and beauty.
08) Â Sometimes during the time of history called the planet â€œLuciferÂ “.Â Lucifer means “bringer of lightÂ “, and in that Venus is one of theÂ brightestÂ objects in the night sky, it is easy to see where this name came from.Â The name stuck, unfortunately, never, and is not in use in some way today.
09) Â About Venus: The surface of the planet is extremelyÂ dryÂ because of surface temperature.Â If there was any liquid which, heat would cause the liquid toÂ boil awayÂ immediately.
10) Â Maat Mons, the highest volcano that exists on the planet, is all overÂ 8000 meters high.Â This compares with the Earth’s highest mountain,Â Mount Everest, which is8848 metersÂ high.