The Planet Venus

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Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun, and the closest planet to the Earth. Venus looks like a bright star in the Earth's sky.

Venus is about the same size as Earth. It has a thick, yellowish-white atmosphere. This makes it appear cloud covered when looked at through a telescope.

This atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide, with a little oxygen, water and sulfur dioxide. It has an atmospheric pressure 90 times greater than Earth, about the same as being one half a mile beneath the ocean surface. The surface temperature of Venus is about 480 degrees Celcius.

 

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