Is The Planet Venus, The Most Brightest Star In The Planet?

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Venus is an extremely chaotic and hellish planet. Even though it is called earth’s twin because of how alike their size, mass, and density are so much alike, they have nothing else in common. Venus is the third brightest star in the sky, which has something to do with its name. It has one of the most unique orbital characteristics in our solar system. There are phenomenons in its atmosphere that happen nowhere else in our solar system. Venus also has a rich history of exploration.

The planet Venus is one of the brightest objects in our solar system, and is named after the roman goddess of love and beauty. The planet “may have been named for the most beautiful deity of her pantheon because it shone the brightest of the five planets known to ancient astronomers” (Choi, C 2017). Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, even though it is not the closest planet to the sun. Temperatures on the planet can get up to 870 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt lead. Venus is often called earth's twin because its “size, mass, and density are so much like Earth’s”, but that’s where the similarities end (Wyzant 2017). The planet's atmosphere consists of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid, and scientist have found trace amounts of water in the atmosphere since the surface is too hot for water to be in a liquid or solid state. Roughly ⅔ of the surface of Venus is flat, with many volcanoes that emit a blue lava from the high amounts of sulfuric acid on the planet.

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