04. Venus (Kōpū): the rocky planet

Did you know?

  • <p>Venus (Kōpū ) is a rocky planet, and with a diameter of 12,100km it's about the same size as Earth.</p>
  • <p>The surface of Venus is the youngest of the planets in our Solar System. Scientists think this is because the internal heat builds up under the surface creating an eruption of heat and gas that bursts out into the atmosphere creating a new surface and starting the cycle all over again.</p>

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Venus 101

  • Venus 101 | National Geographic

Space joke

Q: What do you call a loony spaceman?
A: An astronut.