Venus is a planet in the solar system and is the 2nd closest planet to the sun. The distance from the sun to Venus is over 67 million miles. Venus is the 6th largest planet in the solar system, which makes Venus the 3rd smallest planet in the solar system. Venus is one of the four planets in the solar system that is a rocky planet. These rocky planets are called ‘Terrestrial Planets’
It’s not known exactly when Venus was discovered and by whom as Venus has been known for a very long time, and is one of the planets that can be seen from Earth without a telescope.
Venus’s orbit around the sun is the 2nd fastest orbit of all the solar system planets. Venus is the slowest rotating planet, and rotates backwards.
Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system and can reach an amazing 900 degrees. Venus orbits the sun in 225 days, which means 1 Earth year on Venus is 225 days.
Kids Fun Facts Corner
# 1. 1 Venus would fit into the Earth.
# 2. 243 Earth days equals 1 day on Venus.
# 3. Venus has no moons.
# 4. Venus doesn’t have any rings.
# 5. Venus was named after the Roman goddess of Love.
Q. What is the distance from the sun to Venus?
Q. How long is an Earth year on Venus?
Q. What is the hottest temperature on Venus?
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