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Venus- A Hot, Hellish and Volcanic Planet
Transcript of Venus- A Hot, Hellish and Volcanic Planet
Perihelion: 66.7 million miles
Aphelion: 67.7 million miles
Venus, the Roman Goddess of
the hottest planet...
the closest planet to Earth...
the brightest object in our night sky...
High temperatures melt the spacecraft.
Soviet Union managed to get a photograph
of the surface of Venus:-
Is often called as Earth's twin because:
of it's size
it's similar composition
of it's mass
it is Earth's neighbouring
The atmosphere is much denser and hotter than of Earth.
The atmosphere is made out of clouds of sulphuric acid.
The main atmospheric gases are carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
Increased green house activity makes the temperature of the planet extremely hot.
Doesn't have tectonic plates.
Doesn't have internally generated magnetic fields.
Has a crust of only 50 km thick.
The mantle is said to be 3000 km thick.
The core of the planet is composed of molten iron.
There is no convection zone as there is no magnetic field.
All have been given female names such as the crater called
Orbital Period: 225 days
mountain range named after a male!
Who discovered Venus: Unknown...
Mass of Venus:
Who discovered Venus:
The inner planets closest to the Sun.
Mass: 4.867E24 kg
Life is not possible on Venus!!!