Venus Facts

Venus is the closest planet to Earth.

Venus is the brightest object in the night sky after the moon.

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Sulfuric acid rains on Venus.

Venus has the highest number of Volcanoes of any planet in the solar system.

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The Soviet Union's Venera 13 was the longest surviving spacecraft on Venus' surface. It remained operational for 127 minutes.

Venus rotates in the opposite direction compared to other planets.

Venus has no moons nor rings.

No spacecraft has survived for more than 3 hours on the surface of Venus.

Nasa's Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to visit a different planet. It flyby Venus on 14 Dec 1962.

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system.

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