5 Weird Facts About Venus

Venus Is Very Similar to, but Also Very Different from, Earth: If Earth has anything like a twin in the solar system, Venus is it. 

Venus Is So Hot Because of the Greenhouse Effect:Because Venus’s atmosphere is so thick, the planet is subjected to an enormous greenhouse effect that heats the planet.

Venus Spins the Opposite Way from the Other Planets: If you looked down on the solar system from somewhere above the Sun’s north pole.

The Atmosphere Spins Faster than the Planet: While Venus slowly slowly turns on its axis every 243 days, its upper atmosphere whips around the planet underneath it every 4 days. 

Its Atmosphere Could Contain Life: Venus’s superrotation was found by observing the motion of dark streaks in its atmosphere.

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