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Venusian Surface

The second planet from the Sun in the solar system. Venus orbits the Sun at an average distance 0.7 AU. The planet has a mass of 0.08 times the mass of Earth and a radius 0.95 times the radius of Earth. It is made of solid, rocky material and has a predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere. Clouds of sulfuric acid cover the entire planet. Venus has no moons.



Venus February 10, 2016

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Brilliant Venus Dark scars for the “morning star” September 17, 2023

Volcanic Venus Evidence of an “active” planet July 7, 2023

Morning Venus The “morning star” on a seesaw March 18, 2022

Venus and Mars Volcanoes on our closest neighbors February 18, 2022

Reading Atmospheres The complicated hunt for life October 4, 2021

Mars and Venus Punching holes in two planets July 10, 2021

Venera 7 The first landing on another planet December 15, 2020

Moon and Venus Turning up a planet’s thermostat August 14, 2020

Morning Venus Peeking at the surface of Venus August 10, 2020

Moon and Venus Shining a light on Venus’s day April 26, 2020

Moon and Venus Cooling off a hot planet December 28, 2019

Moon and Venus Pockmarked worlds in the dawn sky March 31, 2019

Venus and Gemini Breaking up the surface of Venus June 11, 2018

Moon and Venus The mysteries of the “evening star” May 17, 2018

Moon and Venus Dropping in on a neighbor October 17, 2017

More Moon and Venus Leaving the planet Venus alone May 21, 2017

More Moon, Mars, Venus Giant spiders on the planet Venus March 1, 2017

Featured Images

images showing the surface of venus

Seeing Deep February 10, 2022

dark landscape of venus below an orange-colored sky and dark clouds

Hot Planet December 29, 2021