Every beauty conscious knows one thing and that is about the Venus. Venus is the brightest star on our sky. It is actually the big planet of our solar system but it is the brightest of all. Venus got its name from the roman goddess Venus, she represented love and beauty. Therefore, Venus means the beauty and love and attraction and has many stories associated with its characteristics. From astronomy to the common sciences, Venus is considered and called the feminine star. It probably got this name and fame due to its brightness. What other characteristics it possesses are given in below lines.
Venus is the second planet of our solar system. It comes after mercury and before earth. Venus orbits 0.72 astronomical units from sun.
Venus is the sixth planet with respect to the size and weight. Its diameter is 12,106.3 kilometer and its mass is 4.89 e 24 kg. It has total of 95% of earths mass.
3. Twin Sisters
Venus and earth are called twin sisters because they have many things in common, their size, their chemical composition etc. so it was believed that below the thick layer of clouds, life is there somewhere. But it has never been proven.
4. Similarity With Earth
There are similarities like density and chemical composition of both planets. Both planets have same age and they are young planets among the others. It is said that Venus was resurfaced about 200 to 500 million years ago.
There used to be a time when Venus was considered as two separate bright bodies on sky. People called to call them morning start and evening star, but later on, research showed that it is one object that shines bright with rays of sun.
6. Green House Effect
The surface of the Venus is covered by thick layer of clouds composed of sulphuric acid. These clouds create green house effect which causes the temperature of Venus to reach 740 k. also the atmospheric pressure on it is 90. The atmosphere of Venus is mainly composed of carbon dioxide.
7. The Days and Year
The rotation of Venus competes within 243 days as compared to its orbit, which is of 225 days. It means, its day is longer than its year.
8. The Features of Venus
All that happens on Venus or any object or characteristics that Venus have feminine names.
There are no known satellites of Venus. Between 17th to 18th centuries, there were observed an object about one forth of that of Venus but late in 19th century all the theories and observations were called either optical illusions or stars or even a 10th planet. None of these theories are correct.
10. Space Crafts
Venus has been visited by several spacecrafts latest is the Venus express under its way, this is a European project.