Venus is often called Earth's "sister planet" because it is almost the same size as Earth and orbits the Sun at a similar rate. However, the similarities stop there!
Venus is a hot. hostile place, with an average temperature of <?00°F.
Thick, choking clouds of carbon dioxide gas surround the planet, making everything seem a gloomy, dark, orange color.
It is a breezy planet too! Strong winds of up to 220 miles per hour, faster than any hurricane on Earth, whip the clouds around the planet.
Venus's surface is covered with dry, dusty, rocky areas called lava plains. These plains help prove to scientists that Venus was once covered by erupting volcanoes!
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