Saturday, February 2, 2013

Planet Venus

We've already learned about the planet Mercury,
so let's move on to the next planet in our solar system: Venus!
(from: wikipedia - venus)

Venus is the second closest planet to the sun, right between Earth and Mercury.

It's the hottest planet in our solar system, at over 850 °F!

Even though it's close to the same size as Earth, you wouldn't want to live there.
The clouds around the planet are made of sulfuric acid which would burn your skin if you touched them.

Besides the moon, Venus is the brightest planet in our sky at night.