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.