Dat One Planet. (AKA, Venus.)



GlowOH.jpgThere are millions and billions of stars, asteroids, and planets scattered throughout the entire solar system. For all we know, it could be an endless vacuum of space, but for now, let's discuss the basics.
Have you ever heard of a little planet called Venus? I guarentee you have, seeing as how it is one of the eight planets in our Milky Way. Second planet from the sun, Venus is known as the 'sister planet' of Earth. This planet was named after the Roman goddess of "love and beauty". The planet symbol looks extremely similar to that of the 'female' symbol. It has many things similar to Earth, but yet many differences. Of course, it would be impossible to live on Venus because of it's atmosphere, which is made up of 96% carbon dioxide and 3% nitrogen. The last 1% is made up of many various gases. Since there is no oxygen, I highly doubt anyone will start building homes on Venus anytime soon. Venus has a short distance from Earth, but
a greater distance from the Sun. 108,200,000 km is a long way to drive, if you ask me. For this planet to rotate, it takes 243.02 Earth days, but, Venus's revolution takes 224.7 Earth days. The discovery of Venus was not made by anyone in peticular, mainly because the plant is so close to Earth and so bright you can see it with your naked eye. Scientists suspect early astronomers have already discovered Venus
. ("Solar System Exploration")

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VOLCANOES.

Another similarity about Venus and Earth is their volcanoes. 'Pancake volcanoes' can be found on Venus. Whether they are active or not is a question scientists are still researching. Although there aren't tectonic plates on Venus as there are on Earth, volcanic upwellings are found on the surface of the planet, covering it with fresh lava. ("Venus")



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Venus is one of the smaller planets compared to Jupiter or Saturn. It's diameter is 12,103.6 km. and it's mass is about .82 Earth masses. venus's escape velocity is 10400 m/s. Stepping onto Venus would be nearly impossible, as stated before, not only because of the atmospheric gases which possibly contain sulfuric acid droplets, but because of the extremely hot temperature. 464 degrees Celsius would burn the flesh off of your body, and that is why no human beings could possibly live on Venus. The average density of Venus is 5.204 grams/cm cubed, but compared to Saturn, this is quite a bit more dense. On Earth, the average temperature is 15 degrees Celsius, which is perfect human conditions. They may be sister planets, but they have large differences that set them apart. A good example is our Moon. Venus is a moon-less planet, while we have one single moon that causes solar eclipses, moon phases, and lunar eclipses. ("Venus, Our Sister Planet")
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The wind speeds on Venus are high-speed zonal winds that are around 100 m/s at the equator. I wouldn't take an umbrella on Venus, if I were you. I bet you didn't know about the channels on Venus's surface, did you? Baltis Vallis, one channel found on Venus, is 6,800 km long (which is just slightly longer the the Nile River in Egypt) and is nearly 1.8 km wide.
Most of the inner planets have similar features, including Venus and Earth. Both planets have iron cores that, in size, are about 3000 kilometers in radius. (That would be 1,900 miles, in case you were wondering). Another difference, but one that matters greatly, is that Venus has no known magnetic field around it. If you were to live on Venus, coincidently, the sun would rise in the west and set in the east. ("Venus, Our Sister Plant")

Gravitation pull is different on each planet. That is why your weight changes on each planet. The one thing that doesn't change is your mass.


To find out how much you weigh on Venus or any other planet for that matter, use this link:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

Rotation for each planet is also different from Earth. On Earth, our year lasts 365 days, but for other planets, some days are longer than their years.

To found out your 'alien' age, use this link provided:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/index.html


To find out about the rest of the planets, use the link provided:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/index.html

Over 40 different probes have gone to Venus to retrieve new kinds of information about the sister planet. From 1961 to 1997, humans have sent crafts out into space and into the harsh atmosphere of Venus to collect this valuable information. Some of these probes are: Mariner 1, 2, 5, 10; Venera 1964A, 1964B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; Magellan, Cassini, and Galileo. There are many others to be named, but for now, let's keep it at that. Most of these probes captured pictures of the planet's surface, as shown here:
​(picture captured by Venera 9 probe)

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Check Out this funny video of P.Diddy rapping. :)
(He is P.Diddy because he wakes up in the morning feeling like P.Diddy, he grabbed his glasses, he went out the door, he's gonna hit this city.)

HE IS P.DIDDY. WE DON'T CARE WHAT YOU SAY.








Or, if you like songs with no music, (a.k.a, just the lyrics) Check out this new song from MC Skippy, De Wobblez, and Lexi. (Yes, I do realize her name isn't as cool as me and Darcie's.)


~VENUS, YO~
Yo, this be Venus, second planet from the sun
but when it comes to awesomeness, we be #1!Greenhouse effect ain't got nothing on me!
Cuz when you compare, Venus is way hotter than Mercury!
Don't be a hater, just because there's nitrogen in the air
we got pancake volcanoes and wind speeds that'll ruin your hair
The rotation period be 243 days, but the revolution period is 225, ay!
Not only are we hot, but we're pretty bright too
named after Aphrodite who's definently NOT a dude
We be slim, we don't weigh a whole lot
but our mass is .82 earth masses and that's all we got
You couldn't live here even if you tried
unless you can breath in carbon dioxide
De Wobblez can tell you any day, any time,
Venus is fresher than fresh and worth more than a dime!
Escape velocity is our specialty, on Venus, it be 10.46 kilometers per second,
tell 'em Lexi!
So now that your down to earth about Venus, no doubt
me and my pose gotta run, see ya later, MC Skippy, out!

-MC Skippy (Sydney), De Wobblez (Darcie) and Lexi (Lexi.)


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