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Interesting Facts About Venus

  • Venus is the second planet from the Sun.
  • Venus rotates on its axis from East to West similar to that of Uranus’ direction of rotation.
  • Venus is slightly smaller than Earth.
  • The light from the Sun takes almost 6 minutes to reach Venus.
  • Besides earth’s moon, Venus is the brightest object in the night sky.
  • Venus does not experience any seasons because of its limited axial tilt of just 3 degrees.
  • Venus has mountains, valleys and hundreds of volcanoes. In fact, Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the Solar System. However, many of these are dormant.
  • The atmosphere on Venus is very dense.
  • Venus and Mercury neither have any moons nor do they have any rings.
  • Venus has been explored by more than 40 spacecraft.

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