BY: Tiffany, Tamar, Makayla, Whitney Size of Venus • Venus’ diameter is 12,100 km across • In comparison to Earth: –It’s diameter is 95% of Earth’s • 86% it’s volume & 81% of it’s mass Composition & Atmosphere • Venus has a 97% carbon dioxide atmosphere • Venus’ surface contains certain long-lived radioactive isotopes of Uranium & Thorium NASA Research • Suggests Venus is geologically alive. • Has volcanoes that erupt every few hundred years – 2.5 million years ago. • Young lava flows have been identified by the way they emit infrared radiation. • 1,000 craters relatively smaller than on other planets in the solar system. Moons Of Planet •NO MOONS Special Features • Visible to the naked eye without help from a telescope. • Thought of as most beautiful and brightest planet in the heavens. • Always close to the sun in the sky appearing as morning star before sunrise and evening star before sunset. History • “The geologic history of Venus has been a long History” • Pythagoras in the 6th century B.C. discovered Venus. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?rele ase=2010-121 • Cause we got the hottest surface of all the other planets.(TANNING!!!!) • Named after a sexy goddess. • Has unique qualities that the other planets don’t have. What Person • The roman Goddess of love and beauty. • The tennis player Venus Williams.