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Venus
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Venus
Distance
from the Sun
  mil km 108.2
  mil miles 67.23
Orbital Period
(length of year)
  Earth days 224.701
  Earth years .615
Local Days per Year  
rotations per orbit  
.925
Length of day  
in Earth Time  
243.017 days
Axial Tilt   177.36
Orbital Inclination  
from Earth's orbit  
3.394
Orbital Eccentricity  
from circular  
0.0068
Sidereal Rotation  
in Earth days  
-243.0187
Mean Orbital Velocity km/s   35.02
Visual Geometric Albedo .65
Vo or Object's Visible
Magnitude at Opposition
-4.4
Mean Radius km     6,051.8
Mean  
Diameter  

at Equator  
  km 12,103
  miles 7,521
  x Earth .949
Mass   kg 4.869 e+24
  x Earth .815
Density (grams per cm3)   5.25
Gravity x Earth   .91
Escape Velocity in km per sec   10.362
Venus, the goddess of love. The second planet out from the sun is practically a twin of Earth - our sister planet is nearly identical in many ways, including size, gravity and a thick atmosphere. Usually the brightest star in the sky, and can often be viewed during daylight hours - but because it between us and the sun, it is either a morning star or an evening star. Thus, Venus is never far from the Sun, in the sky (from our perspective).

Venus has no moons, but she does have a very dense atmosphere, however - somewhere between our air and our water - the slightest breeze might knock you down, crack open yer space helmet and subject you to the poisonous atmosphere and extreme heat one has come to expect from a world so close to an extreme source of radiation. You might last a couple of minutes, but you wouldn't enjoy it.




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