Evening Star

A name for the planet Venus when it appears in the evening sky. It outshines all of the other stars and planets in the night sky. The name also occasionally is applied to Jupiter, the second-brightest point of light in the night sky.


The Venusian clouds kept astronomers from seeing the planet's surface. Without visible landmarks, they could not measure how fast Venus

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Mercury's surface closely resembles the Moon's. It is covered by impact craters, ancient lava flows, and quake fault lines. Mile-high

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