Exploring Venus: Earth's Mysterious Sister Planet

Venus: Introduction
Venus: Introduction
Venus, often known as Earth's 'sister planet,' holds mysteries beneath its thick, toxic clouds. Closer to the Sun, it spins backwards, with a day longer than its year.
Surface and Atmosphere
Surface and Atmosphere
Venus boasts a hellish landscape with scorching temperatures and crushing pressures. Its atmosphere, rich in carbon dioxide, traps heat in a runaway greenhouse effect.
Volcanic Activity
Volcanic Activity
With over 1,600 major volcanoes, Venus is a hotbed of geological activity. Although none are known to be erupting currently, the planet's surface is relatively young geologically.
Venus' Slow Spin
Venus' Slow Spin
Venus rotates on its axis very slowly, taking about 243 Earth days. Uniquely, it spins in the opposite direction of most planets, making the Sun rise in the west and set in the east.
Venusian Skies
Venusian Skies
Venus' skies rain sulfuric acid, but due to high surface temperatures, it evaporates before reaching the ground. This creates a bizarre cycle unlike anything on Earth.
Astrological Significance
Astrological Significance
In astrology, Venus governs love, beauty, and wealth. Its influence is said to shape romantic relations and financial prosperity, embodying the duality of physical desire and material abundance.
Robotic Explorers
Robotic Explorers
Despite harsh conditions, Venus has been visited by various spacecraft like NASA's Magellan, which mapped 98% of the planet's surface with radar imaging.
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Does Venus spin backwards?
Yes, opposite to most planets
No, it spins forwards
Yes, same as Earth