from the Sun in terms of the layout of the planets and averages about 12 years

From the sun in terms of the layout of the planets

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from the Sun in terms of the layout of the planets and averages about 12 years to orbit it and its distance averages approximately 779 million kilometers. One unique fact about Venus is that it’s rotation goes counter-clockwise. As a result of its strange rotation pattern, an average day on Venus is about 243-244 days which is longer than a year. This is due to the planet rotating backwards on its axis. Compared to Jupiter it’s average day last about 9-10 hours, that’s equivalent to a human getting a full night’s rest! The density between the two planets is due to it’s different core materials. Venus’ core is predominantly infused by rock and metal, as Jupiter is consolidated by hydrogen and helium. Venus, being a terrestrial planet, has a density of 5.204 grams/cm and Jupiter is 1.33 grams/cm. When comparing the two planets and their densities it is because Jupiter is considered to be an entire ball of gas that was made into a planet. Venus’ core is apparently surrounded by the material called a silica mantle while Jupiter is considered to be majority of hydrogen and helium.
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