Venus appears to be the brightest planet in the sky because it has clouds that reflect light from the sun and it’s so close to Earth.
Venus and Earth are similar in size and density, however the rapidly spinning atmosphere on Venus causes temperatures as high as 470 degrees Celsius.
Venus’ thick and cloudy atmosphere is mainly made up of carbon dioxide and its core is made of iron.
Venus got its name from the Roman God of love and beauty because it shines so brightly.
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