Venus, a hot rocky planet is the second closest to The Sun. Venus is in the middle of both Mercury and The Earth. It's old, it's beautiful and it will make burn you if you touch it, Venus, The Second World
A close up of The hottest planet
Venus is 4.503 Billion years old, it formed much the same way Mercury did, a large amount of gas and dust, falling under the weight of gravity in order to become a big rock that revolved around The Sun today. A year on Venus looks a lot more like a year on Earth than Mercury does, lasting 225 Earth Days. The Days on Venus however, are still very long and is still longer than a year, but not by much. A day on Venus is 243 Earth days. It's days are actually longer than Mercury's day, which are 176 Earth Days. This makes Venus very hot, hotter than Mercury in fact which is closer to The Sun than Venus is. On average Venus is 864 Degrees Fahrenheit or 462 Degrees Celsius while Mercury is 801 degrees Fahrenheit. Why s this however? This is can be chalked up to the longer days, however, Venus is farther away from The Sun than Mercury, so how can it be hotter? It's hotter because of its atmosphere. Venus's atmosphere acts as a heat vacuum, sucking in and containing the heat from The Sun, making Venus way hotter than Mercury could; Mercury doesn't even have an atmosphere, it never stood a chance in beating Venus in this bout.
The Roman goddess Venus
Venus receives its name from The Roman goddess Venus. Venus is the goddess of Love, Sex, Beauty and Fertility. Venus is the only female named planet in The Solar System. It was named Venus because of its brightness, illuminated brighter than the five other planets known at the time of it's naming. Venus's greek equivalent was Aphrodite the Greek goddess of Victory, fertility and prostitution.
Venus is the hottest planet in The Solar System. Venus proves that just because thou art closer to something hot, doesn't mean thou art necessarily the hottest object there is. It takes a lot more than proximity to The Sun in order for a planet to be hot. Atmosphere and other factors can attribute to the surface temperature of a planet and without an atmosphere, the temperature of a planet can drastically change. Venus is a hot planet, and it has its atmosphere to thank for that.
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