Venus: The Hottest Planet
Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is our closest neighbor. It is one of the brightest objects in the night sky. Only the moon is brighter.
Venus is a beautiful planet at night. Even though it is so close to Earth, Venus is very mysterious. We cannot see the surface of Venus. Hot and deadly air hides it. Scientists have to use radar to ‘see’ through the thick clouds that cover Venus. Venus has no moon and no rings.
What’s It Like On Venus?
Venus is hot, confusing and pretty much yucky. To stand on the planet Venus, you would have to pass through clouds of acid and winds as strong as a hurricane. Venus has a lot of lightning too.
The clouds on Venus trap heat like a greenhouse traps heat to keep plants warm. On Venus, the heat is out of control. It can get up to almost 900Â°F. The air is thick and deadly.
Venus is a strange planet. Venus spins backwards so the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east. And because the planet rotates so slowly, a day on Venus is longer than it takes to go around the Sun. On Venus, a school day would last four months.