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Venus
Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. It is the second-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6, bright enough to cast shadows. Because Venus is an inferior planet from Earth, it never appears to venture far from the Sun; its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8°. Venus is a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, and bulk composition. It is radically different from Earth in other respects. It has the densest atmosphere of the four terrestrial planets, consisting of more than 96% carbon dioxide. The atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 92 times that of Earth. Venus is by far the hottest planet in the Solar System, with a mean surface temperature of 735 K (462 °C; 863 °F), even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. Venus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. It is the second-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6, bright enough to cast shadows. Because Venus is an inferior planet from Earth, it never appears to venture far from the Sun; its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8°. Venus is a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, and bulk composition. It is radically different from Earth in other respects. It has the densest atmosphere of the four terrestrial planets, consisting of more than 96% carbon dioxide. The atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 92 times that of Earth. Venus is by far the hottest planet in the Solar System, with a mean surface temperature of 735 K (462 °C; 863 °F), even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. Venus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Type Planet
AddInfo Terrestrial
Satellite of Sun
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Retrograde
Magnetosphere Induced
Atmosphere Stable
Shape Equilibrium spheroid
Geological activity In the past
Apoapsis 09 108 939 000 km
Periapsis 09 107 477 000 km
Semi-major axis 09 108 208 000 km
Distance from Sun  0.723 332 au
Eccentricity 0.006 772
Orbital period 224.701 days | 0.615198 year | 1.92 Venus solar day
Synodic period 583.92 days
Orbital speed 02 35.02 km/s
Mean anomaly 050.115°
Inclination to the ecliptic 003.394 58°
Inclination to the equator 003.86°
Longitude of the ascending node 076.680°
Argument of periapsis 054.884°
Diameter/Size 05 12 103,6 km
Flattening 0
Mass 1024×4.8675 kg | 0.815 Earths
Density 01 5.243 g/cm3
Surface gravity 01 8.87 m/s2 | 0.904 g
Escape velocity 05 10360 m/s
Rotation period −243.025 days
Equatorial rotation velocity 01 1.81 m/s
Axial tilt 177.36°
North pole right ascension 272.76°
North pole declination 067.16°
Albedo Bond 0.90
Albedo geometric 0.67
Temperature mean 03 737 K
Apparent magnitude brightest −4.9 (crescent) −3.8 (full)
Angular diameter 9.7″ to 66.0″
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