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Venus

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Venus

 

Venus is a planet in our solar system with the following traits:

Size: 7,520 miles wide (2,100 km)

Location in Solar System: 2nd planet from the sun

Distance from Sun: 67 million miles wide (108 million km)

Year (length of revolution around sun): 225 days (earth time)

Day (length of rotation): 243 days (earth time) (day is longer than the year)

Landscape: Rocky planet with active volcanoes. Temperature stays at 900°F (500° C) by thick CO2 atmosphere (90 times thicker than the earth's atmosphere).

Moons: none

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted
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