• Named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is the only planet named after a female.
  • Venus is sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet” Venus is our nearest neighbor and is most like Earth in size.
  • But Venus is a lot different from Earth.
  • Earth's life would not find the planet very hospitable at all.
  • Venus has a very thick, toxic atmosphere.
  • The atmosphere has a strong greenhouse effect and therefore traps a lot of heat.
  • There are between 100,000 and one million volcanoes on Venus.
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