Venusian Surface

The second planet from the Sun in the solar system. Venus orbits the Sun at an average distance 0.7 AU. The planet has a mass of 0.08 times the mass of Earth and a radius 0.95 times the radius of Earth. It is made of solid, rocky material and has a predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere. Clouds of sulfuric acid cover the entire planet. Venus has no moons.

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Venus Cloud-covered Venus is the second planet from...

Featured Images

Magellan view of the giant Sapas Mons volcano on Venus
Venusian Vulcanism Monday, October 7, 2013
Japanese spacecraft Akatsuki at Venus
Venusian Dawn Monday, December 6, 2010
A false-color image of Idunn Mons indicates that the Venusian volcano is still a
Still Going? Friday, July 9, 2010
The sky glows orange in this artist's concept of the atmosphere of Venus.
Dusky Skies Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Hot Pancakes Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Red-Hot Planet Friday, October 26, 2007

Radio Programs

Venus and Spica The always-hot “evening star” Thursday, September 5, 2013
Moon and Venus Paving the surface of a bright planet Monday, December 26, 2011
More Moon and Venus Ancient oceans on a dry world Sunday, November 27, 2011
More Moon and Planets Peeling back the clouds Friday, August 13, 2010
Venus and Mercury III A "crushing" planetary encounter Wednesday, April 7, 2010
More Moon and Venus A planet that's not what it seems Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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