In this article, I will take you through 25 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Planet Venus but before that let me ask you a question. Did you ever thought that you can see a planet from naked eye ? I always thought that it will be great if we can see a planet through our naked eye without any help from a telescope. Guess what ? We do have a planet that can be occasionally seen through naked eye. That planet name is Venus.
It is a special planet in our solar system whose cloud is so thick and dense that it traps lot of heat and hence becomes the hottest planet of our solar system. Even hotter than Mercury. We will cover all the most frequently asked questions about this planet in below section. More about Venus.
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Planet Venus
1. What is Venus ?
Ans. Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our Solar System.
2. How many moons does Planet Venus have ?
Ans. None. Mercury and Venus are the only planet in Solar System which does not have any moon.
3. How far is Planet Venus from Earth ?
Ans. Planet Venus is about 133.05 million km from Earth.
4. Why is Venus hotter than mercury ?
Ans. Venus is hotter than Mercury because it has a much thicker atmosphere which absorbs heat through a phenomenon called greenhouse effect.
5. How far is Planet Venus from the Sun ?
Ans. The average distance of Venus is about 108.94 million km from Sun.
6. What is Venus made of ?
Ans. Venus is made up of a central iron core and a rocky mantle, similar to the composition of Earth.
7. How long does it take to get to Venus ?
Ans. As per NASA official, it takes about 97 days to reach to Venus.
8. How long is a year on Venus ?
Ans. Its year is about 255 days.
9. What is the temperature of Venus ?
Ans. Temperature of the planet goes as high as 800 degree celsius due to its thick atmosphere.
10. How hot is Venus surface ?
Ans. Venus surface is the most hottest of all the planet in the Solar System. Its average mean temperature is about 737 K.
11. Is Venus a gas planet ?
Ans. No. Venus is a Rocky planet, just like earth.
12. Does Venus have an atmosphere ?
13. How big is Venus ?
Ans. Venus has a mean radius of 3,760 miles, or 6,052 kilometers.
14. How long does it take Venus to orbit the Sun ?
Ans. 225 days
15. Does Venus have rings ?
Ans. No. It does not have any rings.
16. Does Venus have a Magnetic field ?
Ans. Yes. Venus generates its magnetic field from the interaction of the Sun's solar wind with the planet's ionosphere.
17. What is Venus atmosphere made of ?
Ans. Its atmosphere is mainly made up of carbon dioxide (96%) and nitrogen (3%), with small amounts of other gases.
18. When was Venus discovered ?
19. Who discovered Venus ?
Ans. The first person to point a telescope at Venus was Galileo Galilei.
20. How did Venus get its name ?
Ans. Venus, the third brightest object after the Sun and Moon, was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
21. How is Venus different from Jupiter ?
Ans. Venus is small and rocky, while Jupiter is giant and made almost entirely out of gas.
22. Why is Venus so bright ?
Ans. Venus is so bright because its thick clouds reflect most of the sunlight that reaches it (about 70%) back into space, and because it is the closest planet to Earth.
23. Is Venus the hottest planet ?
Ans. Yes. Venus is even hotter than Mercury.
24. What is the diameter of Venus ?
Ans. 12,104 km
25. What color is Planet Venus ?
Ans. Venus is entirely covered with a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere and Sulphuric acid clouds which give it a light yellowish appearance.