Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun. Its orbital period lasts approximately 224 days.
Venus can be seen clearly from Earth. In fact, it is the second brightest object in the night sky, after the Moon, although it is at its brightest either shortly after Sunset or shortly before Sunrise. For this reason, Venus has also been called the Morning Star and the Evening Star.
Venus is sometimes known as the Earth’s ‘sister planet’. This is because they are very close in size and composition.
(Taken from 101 Facts… The Solar System by IC Stars & IP Factly)
Venus is featured in the following books:
101 Facts… The Solar System
101 Facts… Space Exploration
Venus – Early Reader Space Books
101 Facts.. Space
The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about Venus. Details of the videos featured are underneath.
- Venus Transit 2012 – Ultra-high Definition View (NASA/ESA) by Best0fScience
- NASA SDO – Transit of Venus, 131 Angstrom by LittleSDOHMI
- NASA | Magellan: Venus False-Color Terrain [HD] by The Mars Underground
- NASA | Return to Venus: Part I
- NASA | Return to Venus: Part II
- Venus: Death of a Planetby SpaceRip
- BBC World News: Japan’s Akatsuki mission lifts off for planet Venus 21 May 2010 1446
- NASA’s Conceptual Mission to Venus by Dave Mosher
- Wandering Stars: a tour of the planets by SpaceRip
- Space School – Venus by Discovery TV
- Space School- Venus by Science Channel
More space video playlists include:
The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon (& other moons), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Beyond Neptune, Asteroid Belt, Comets, Black Holes, Dwarf Planets and Stars.
A full list of space videos can be found at ipfactly.com/space-videos