Our solar system comprises of eight planets. In this article will read about the hottest and coldest planets among the eight planets.
Venus is the hottest planet among all the eight planets.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the brightest planet in the solar system.
- Although Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun, it is still the hottest.
- It comprises of an atmosphere full of carbon dioxide and clouds made of sulfuric acid.
- The atmosphere confines heat and keeps the planet toasty warm.
- The temperature on Venus’s surface can soar over 880 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The surface pressure is 90 times that of Earth.
Uranus is the coldest planet among all the eight planets.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun.
- Uranus is an ice giant. Most of its mass is a hot, dense fluid of ‘icy’ materials – water, methane and ammonia – above a small rocky core.
- Uranus has an atmosphere made mostly of molecular hydrogen and atomic helium, with a small amount of methane.
- Uranus is about four times wider than Earth.
- Like Venus, Uranus rotates east to west.
- Uranus takes about 17 hours to rotate once.