10 Facts you probably did not know about Venus

“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. 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!

Facts you probably did not know about Venus

01)  Venus is the only planet in the solar system whose day is longer than its year because Venus rotates once around the sun in 225 days, but need the full 243 days to complete one rotation around its own axis.

02)  Venus and Jupiter are the only planets in our solar system that has no moons revolving around itself.

03)  There are more volcanoes on the surface of Venus than it is on any other planet in our solar system. However, we are unsure how active the volcanoes are, or even if they are active at all.

04)  After the sun and our moon is the planet Venus the object that shines strongest in the Milky Way. The planet may be bright enough in the night sky to cast shadows! These types of shades are known as “Venus Shadows’.

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05)  Because of the thick atmosphere of the planet, the temperature at the surface reaches a staggering 470 degrees Celsius.

06)  Venus is often called Earth’s twin planet, precisely because the planets have a similar mass , density and size . Thank God that we do not have it 470 degrees Celsius hot, at least!

07)  About Venus: Venus is the only planet in our solar system that is named after a woman. The planet was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

08)  Sometimes during the time of history called the planet “Lucifer “. Lucifer means “bringer of light “, and in that Venus is one of the brightest objects in the night sky, it is easy to see where this name came from. The name stuck, unfortunately, never, and is not in use in some way today.

Facts you probably did not know about Venus

09)  About Venus: The surface of the planet is extremely dry because of surface temperature. If there was any liquid which, heat would cause the liquid to boil away immediately.

10)  Maat Mons, the highest volcano that exists on the planet, is all over 8000 meters high. This compares with the Earth’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, which is8848 meters high.

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