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Venus : (1) the Roman goddess of love and beauty (2) the planet second in order from the sun (Venus, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | Free | OneLook | Visuwords
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. The planet is named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. After the Moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky, 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 reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, for which reason it has been known as the Morning Star or Evening Star. Venus is classified as a terrestrial planet and it is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" due to the similar size, gravity, and bulk composition. (Venus, 2015) [2]blank.gif Wikipedia

Spotlight


Here's A Concept Plane For Exploring Planet Venus Atmosphere


Inflatable Venus plane may compete for next NASA New Frontiers mission (Jim Sharkey, Space Flight Insider)

NASA Envisions A Cloud City For Human Colony On Venus


NASA Proposes Real Life Cloud City Above Venus - IGN News


NASA considering a manned mission to Venus (Brooks Hays, UPI)
NASA's plan for an off-world colony: a floating city above Venus (Peter Shadbolt, CNN)
NASA Explores Possibility of Visit to Venus (George Putic, Voice of America)
NASA mulls plan to explore Venus with 'Cloud City' (Mark Trumbull, Christian Science Monitor)
NASA: Let's Explore Venus in Solar Zeppelins and Build Cloud City There (Andrew Tarantola, Gizmodo)
NASA Envisions A Cloud City Above Hellish Surface Of Venus (Loren Grush, Popular Science)

Living on Venus (The Science Geek) NEW!

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Introduction


The Nine Planets - Venus


Environment

Venus is classified as a terrestrial planet and it is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" due to the similar size, gravity, and bulk composition. However, Venus is actually very different from Earth in many ways. It is covered with an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its surface from being seen from space in visible light. Venus has the densest atmosphere of all the terrestrial planets in the Solar System, consisting mostly of carbon dioxide. Venus has no carbon cycle to lock carbon back into rocks and surface features, nor does it seem to have any organic life to absorb it in biomass. Venus is believed to have previously possessed Earth-like oceans, but these evaporated as the temperature rose. Venus's surface is a dusty dry desertscape with many slab-like rocks, periodically refreshed by volcanism. The water has most likely dissociated, and, because of the lack of a planetary magnetic field, the hydrogen has been swept into interplanetary space by the solar wind. The atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 92 times that of the Earth. (Venus, 2015) [3]blank.gif Wikipedia
Venus Surface


On Venus It Snows Metal (Smithsonian.com)

Venus May Have Been Covered by CO2 Oceans


Carbon Dioxide Oceans May Have Existed On Venus


Did Venus Have Carbon Dioxide Oceans? (Charles Q. Choi and SPACE.com)
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Exploration


Robotic Exploration of Venus


NASA | Return to Venus: Part I


NASA | Return to Venus: Part II


Solar System Exploration, Venus (NASA)
Photo Journal, Venus (NASA, JPL)
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Sound


Sounds of Mars and Venus revealed by scientists (The Telegraph)

Fiction


All Summer in a Day


All Summer in a Day (Ray Bradbury)
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Planet Venus - Google News
  • What Venus In Aries Currently Means For Your Love Life - Elite Daily Yesterday
    Elite DailyWhat Venus In Aries Currently Means For Your Love LifeElite DailyIts influence can be felt in all those areas of our lives, and depending on the sign Venus is in, we may be feeling the energy of the planet a little differently. With Venus in Aries this month however, things might be a little screwy, because ...
  • Focus On These 3 Parts Of Your Zodiac Chart To See If You're Truly Compatible - Elite Daily Yesterday
    Elite DailyFocus On These 3 Parts Of Your Zodiac Chart To See If You're Truly CompatibleElite DailyWhile the sign position of Mars shows how your sexuality differs from your partner, the sign position of Venus shows how to make those differences work. Venus rules grace and charm. It is the planet that rules what we value, and what gives us pleasure ...
  • Despite some clouds, here's how to find Mercury, Venus - Springfield News Sun Monday
    Springfield News SunDespite some clouds, here's how to find Mercury, VenusSpringfield News SunAbove the moon you will see what looks like a bright star. That is actually the planet Venus which has been easy to spot all month. The harder planet to find is Mercury. Mercury will be to the bottom left of the moon, and will shine very close to the ...
  • Moon and Venus create brilliant pair May 22 - KVOA | KVOA.com ... - KVOA Tucson News Sunday
    KVOA Tucson NewsMoon and Venus create brilliant pair May 22 - KVOA | KVOA.com ...KVOA Tucson NewsTUCSON - Early risers will be treated to a view of the moon and planet Venus Monday morning.Get up early to see moon and Venus - Boundary County, Idaho, NewsNewsbf.comall 2 news articles »
  • See the Crescent Moon and Venus Shine Together Before Dawn ... - Space.com Sunday
    Space.comSee the Crescent Moon and Venus Shine Together Before Dawn ...Space.comThe crescent moon and Venus will shine before dawn on Monday (May 22). Here's how to see the two brightest objects in the night sky before sunrise.and more »


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  1. ^ Venus. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venus
  2. ^ Venus. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus
  3. ^ Venus. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus