Venus Similar to Earth and Mars the Red Planet - PHYS 320:...

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PHYS 320: Astrophysics IImportant information on Venus and MarsVenusoThe hottest planet in the Solar System (hotter than the side of Mercury that faces theSun)oAlmost the same size, gravity, and mass as the EarthoVenus has a very thick atmosphere (you cannot see the surface of Venus from space)oSurface pressure on Venus is enormous (it would crush you)oThe rain there is pure acid rainoBesides the Sun and the Moon, Venus is the brightest object in Earth’s skyoPeople call it the “morning star” or “evening star”oNo moonsTiny amount of other gasses like water vaporand carbon dioxideoThesedoabsorb heat efficientlyoThese are known as greenhouse gassesoMarsoSmaller than Earth and Venus but not as small as Mercury or the MoonoBeen a dead world for a few billion years
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