Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Love and Sisters

So next in our series of talking about every planet is Venus, second planet closest to the Sun and the Goddess of Love.. It is also the closest planet to us here on Earth (I always thought it was Mars for some reason). Venus goes round the Sun once every 226 days, and is the only planet named after a woman! She is pretty hot, her average temperature is around 450 degrees Celsius (again, not gonna be my pick for a space holiday, sorry dear). This makes Venus the hottest planet in the Solar System, due to the Greenhouse Effect.



It is a terrestrial planet, which means it is a rocky planet. It is often called Earth's sister as they are similar structure and weight! But it has a different atmosphere than the Earth's, it has a Carbon Dixode heavy atmosphere (almost 95%). When we look at Venus we actually only see the atmosphere and clouds, it is very difficult to see the surface of Venus. We think there maybe active volcanos on the surface on Venus, as we don't see many impact craters from meteorites which means that the surface is relatively new (around 100 million years, I only use 'new' lightly).


There may have once been oceans and seas on Venus, but due to the temperature rise from the Greenhouse effect it has evaporated! Venus is one of the brightest objects in the night sky, and can be seen in the middle of a clear day but is often seen at Morning or Evenings (it is often  mistaken as a UFO, poor Venus).

An artists impression of lightning on Venus.

Have you ever seen Venus in the night sky? Is there anything you'd like to see my talk about?

12 comments:

  1. So interesting! I don't think I've ever seen venus in the sky, not knowingly, I might have understood it to be something else. I'd like to know how to spot Venus in the sky :)
    x Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. If you look just when the Sun is going down/ coming up you might see a bright star, it is probably Venus! It is one of the brightest objects in the sky and it won't flicker like stars do! Stellarium is a really good program to download for observing!
      Thanks for a lovely comment!

      xxx

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  2. Beautiful! *_* Great blog btw! Will you stop by mine sometime? It would mean a lot if you could let me know what you think ^_^ Keep in touch!
    xoxo
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    1. Just checking it out, love it! Of course, I need to make some friends in the blogging sphere :P

      xxxx

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  3. amazing post!
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    heleenakk.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I'm so glad I found your blog. I absolutely love anything to do with space. Great post x

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    1. Thank you so much! I love your blog, your make up taste is really similar to mine!

      xxxx

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  5. We often see Venus on a night time - it's so bright isn't it?!

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    1. It really is bright! It's lovely to see in the sky! Thanks for the comment!

      xxxx

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  6. Such a cool blog love that you mix planets with fashion stuff ! Really interesting and different !
    x Victoria @Alf&Emilio

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