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The planet Venus The Sun, Mercury and Venus

The planet Venus The Sun, Mercury and Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is the brightest object in the sky, after the Sun and the Moon. This planet is called the morning star when it appears in the east at dawn and the morning star when it is located west at sunset. Due to the distances of the orbits of Venus and the Earth from the Sun, Venus is never visible more than three hours before dawn or three hours after sunset.

All Venus is covered with clouds and has a dense atmosphere, which makes it difficult to study from Earth; Most of the knowledge of the planet has been obtained through the use of space vehicles, specifically those that have descended through the atmosphere carrying probes.

The surface temperature of Venus is very uniform and reaches about 462 ° C; The surface pressure is 96 times that of the Earth. The atmosphere is composed almost entirely of carbon dioxide. The base of the clouds is 50 km from the surface and the particles of these clouds are mostly concentrated sulfuric acid. The planet Venus does not have a perceptible magnetic field.

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