Venus is called Earth’s twin because Venus and Earth have a very similar composition, are almost the same size, and approximately have about the same mass.
- On some occasions, planet Venus will be visible to the naked human eye even when there is daylight.
- After the moon, Venus is the brightest natural object in the Earth’s night sky.
- Planet Venus is named after Roman goddess of beauty and love.
- Only 2 planets in the solar system do not have a moon, they are Venus and Mercury.
- Venus takes the longest time to rotate around its axis, it is the longest in the solar system when compared to all other planets.
- Orbital period of planet Venus around the sun is 224.7 Earth days.
- Planet venus rotates in the opposite direction, hence the sun rises in the West and sets in the East. The opposite rotation is a distinction it shares with only one other planet i.e. Uranus.
- Venus is one of the 4 terrestrial planets, and it has the densest atmosphere. Carbon dioxide constitutes more than 96%.
- Planet Venus has the hottest planet in the solar system.
- The atmospheric pressure at the surface of planet Venus is approximately 92 times the sea level pressure of Earth.
- Around 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water.
- Around 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere is made up of nitrogen and approximately 21% of the earth’s atmosphere is made up of oxygen.
- The other gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Neon, Helium, Methane, Krypton, Hydrogen.
- The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth.
- Out of the 4 rocky planets in the solar system, earth is the largest of these planets.
- The densest planet in the solar system is the Earth.
- The Earth was formed over 4.5 billion years ago.
- The Earth is flat at the poles and bulged at the equator, it is nearly spherical in shape.