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Planet Venus

Can you answer 15 question about planet Venus?
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Last updated: December 25, 2022
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1. Planet Venus was named after what Roman goddess?
Goddess of sky
Goddess of love
Goddess of war
2. How many planets are there between the Sun and Venus?
2
1
3
3. What type of planet is Venus?
Terrestrial planet
Ice giant
Gas giant
4. How many moons does planet Venus have?
None
One
Two
5. What is the average temperature on Venus?
462 C
86 C
-170 C
Venus is by far the hottest planet in the Solar System, with an average temperature of 462 degrees Celsius.
6. How long is a day on Venus?
243 Earth days
24 Earth days
2 Earth days
Venus completes one rotation every 243 Earth days. It orbits the Sun every 224.65 Earth days. So its day is actually longer than its year!
7. What is the most common gas in the atmosphere of Venus?
Carbon dioxide
Nitrogen
Helium
Venus has the densest atmosphere of the four terrestrial planets, consisting of more than 96% carbon dioxide.
8. In 1962 which space probe to Venus, was the first robotic space probe to conduct a successful planetary encounter?
Cassini 4
Mariner 2
Parker 3
9. What is the name of the northern continent on Venus?
Aphrodite Terra
Maya Terra
Ishtar Terra
10. Who discovered that Venus was both the morning star and the evening star?
Pythagoras
Galileo Galilei
Archimedes
11. In 1970, which space probe was the first one designed to survive Venus' surface conditions and made a soft landing?
Magellan 1
Atlantis 3
Venera 7
12. What fact is NOT true about planet Venus?
Atmospheric pressure is lower than on Earth
A day is longer than a year
Has backward rotation
13. Which of the following best describes the surface of Venus?
Cloudy and hot with lots of volcanoes
Cold, rocky, and covered in red dust
A thick layer of hydrogen gas
14. Why is Venus the hottest planet in the Solar System?
Because it is moving so fast
Because it has a thick atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide
Because it is the closest to the Sun
15. What planet is Venus most similar to in terms of mass, size, and gravity?
Mars
Earth
Neptune
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