Venus is the only planet in the solar system that spins backwards. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The male β™‚ and female ♀ gender symbols were once thought by historians to represent the shield and spear of Mars, and Venus's hand mirror, respectively, but this theory is now almost unanimously rejected by historians. They are simply contractions of the ancient Greek words for those gods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
While the Americans sent space probes to Mars, the Soviets sent many probes to Venus, of which 8 of them successfully landed on the Venusian surface and took the first measurements and pictures of the planet’s surface, showing Venus to be a hot, hellish wasteland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
There are two planets in the solar system that rotate east to west, those being Venus and Uranus. Venus has an axial tilt of 3 degrees, nearly spinning upright. Thus, this affects their orbit shape, and making their orbits nearly circular shaped while others are more oval shaped. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
Venus flytraps are only native to N.C. and S.C. fws.gov/southeast/pdf/fac…
We have seven-day weeks today because the ancient Babylonians observed seven objects in the heavens -- The Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn -- and based their weeks on that. discovermagazine.com/plan…
For Soviets, landing on Venus was not hardest problem they had to overcome. It was the lens cap. Venera 9-12 had problems with the lens caps not coming off, while Venera 14's lens cap landed right under a sensor, resulting in it testing the properties of the lens cap instead of the soil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
On 26 July 69163, Venus and Mercury will transit the sun simultaneously. That's also a Friday. skyandtelescope.org/astro…
Paul McCartney is a Marvel comics fan. In 1975 he wrote a song about the X-Men called "Magneto and Titanium Man" for his album "Venus and Mars". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
The Venus Fly Trap and Mimosa plants are susceptible to anesthesia youtube.com/watch?v=4W9en…
The Soviets sent more than a dozen spacecraft to Venus over 30 years as part of their Venera Program. Some missions failed, but many succeeded: Venera 3 was the first spacecraft to crash into another planet, while Venera 9 captured the first images from the surface of another planet. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
NASA planned on sending a crew to do a flyby of Venus. They would launch on an altered Saturn V and use the third stage as a workshop once it was emptied of fuel. The crew would make direct observations of Venus, Mercury, and the Sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Venus could have had habitable conditions for billions of years. Long enough for life to have developed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
Venus rotates extremely slowly. It completes one rotation in 243 Earth days β€” the longest day of any planet in our solar system, even longer than a whole year on Venus. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
Today I learned of Jeremiah Horrocks who died 23 years old, was the only person to predict the transit of Venus in front of the sun in 1639, and one of only two people in the world to witness it, ...the first two ever, and likely the first in 600+ years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
The sun will transform into a red giant in a few billion years and expand to 256 times it's size. Mercury, Venus and Earth will get engulfed and the habitable zone will be pushed well into the Kuiper Belt. A host of new moons are expected to become suitable for the existence of life. futurism.com/heres-what-i…
In 1975, the Soviet Union launched the first probe to take pictures from the surface of another planet, Venus. planetary.org/space-image…
A Venus flytrap can count the number of times its victims touch the hairs on its leaves. One touch does nothing, two closes the trap, three primes the trap for digestion, five triggers the production of digestive enzyme. So, victims tell the plant to start killing it and how vigorously to do so. theatlantic.com/science/a…
On the planet Venus, named after the Roman goddess of love, the northern continent is called Ishtar Terra, after Ishtar - the Babylonian goddess of love, and the southern continent is called Aphrodite Terra, after Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Despite the Seven Years' War between Britain and France, France instructed its ships not to interfere with the Endeavour's expedition to Tahiti to observe the 1769 Transit of Venus as, it was β€˜out on enterprises of service to all mankind'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/176…
There's been proposals to terraform Venus for a human colony since the 1960's, such as thinning the dense atmosphere to reduce the 450 Β°C surface temperature, setting up a system of orbital mirrors to give it Earth-like day/night cycle, and colliding it with an ice moon to fill it with water. wiki2.org/en/Terraforming…
An astronomer travelled to India in 1760 to observe Venus. His ship blew off course, and he missed the date. He stayed in India for 8 years to try again, but the sky was too cloudy. When he returned home, he had been declared dead, his wife remarried, his estate plundered, and his job lost en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
Each day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus (243 earth days vs 225) spaceplace.nasa.gov/all-a…
It takes 243 Earth-days for Venus to rotate about its axis, yet it takes 225 Earth-days for Venus to orbit the sun. That means that, on Venus, a day takes longer than a year. theplanets.org/venus/
Today I learned about Le Gentil. In 1760, went to India to see transit of Venus. He missed it, so he waited there for 8 years until the next one. When he returned, he learned that he had been declared dead: His estate had been divided up, his wife had remarried, and his position at the academy was given away. thelaborastory.com/2014/0…
The planet Venus's name comes from its phases. It alternates between being a "morning star" and "evening star" every 9.5 months. Since that approximately matches the length of a human pregnancy, the planet took on the name of the Roman love goddess. bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000…
Today I learned of all the planets in the solar system, Venus is the most similar in size to Earth - its diameter is 0.95 and its mass is 0.82 in relation to the Earth’s size - gravity on the surface is 0.9 G. The problem is in the surface temperature which is about 470 C, the pressure is around 93 bar. needforscience.com/astron…
Venus' flower basket sponges are often found to house glass sponge shrimp, usually a breeding pair, who are typically unable to exit the sponge's lattice due to their size. They are a symbol of undying love in Japan, where the skeletons of these sponges are presented as nuptial gifts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Historically, the Venus Flytrap was also known by the slang term "tipitiwitchet" or "tippity twitchet", a reference to the plant's resemblance to human female genitalia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
India's army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus. bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
Venus Flytraps are native to North Carolina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
The Venus Flytrap plant is native only to the bogs of the Carolinas in the US. insidescience.org/news/in…
Van Gogh's The Starry Night actually includes the planet Venus in the night sky depiction en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The surface pressure of Venus is so high that it would collapse the hull of modern military submarines. The surface pressure on Venus is over 90 bar which is equivalent to 900 meters below the surface of the ocean. military.wikia.org/wiki/S…
A day on Venus lasts longer than a year. It takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis once, but only 225 to rotate around the sun. space-facts.com/venus/
Almost all pictures we see of Venus are filtered for more cloud detail, or remove all clouds completely. Viewed naturally the planet appears bright white and nearly featureless due to the complete cloud cover. planetary.org/blogs/emily…
The Statue Of Liberty and The Venus de Milo both suffer from Morton's Toe. A condition where the second toe is longer than the first toe. historydaily.org/mortons-…
In 1610 Galileo used a telescope to discover that Venus goes through phases similar to the Moon, a revolutionary observation that β€œultimately helped to deliver a deathblow to the long-held concept of an Earth-centered universe.” space.com/news/examining-…
Earth And Venus Form a Stunning Pentagrammic Pattern in Space en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
. Venus flytraps are only native to North and South Carolina. nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
The oldest undisputed known depiction of a human being, the Venus of Hohle Fels, is about 40,000 years old, and made from mammoth ivory. It's on display in a museum in a small German town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Venus flytrap plants are native to the coasts of North and South Carolina. wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_…
In a few billion years our sun will become a red giant star, growing larger and swallowing Mercury, Venus and finally Earth. Ending all life on our planet. scientificamerican.com/ar…
In Jan 2011, a pilot mistook Venus for an oncoming aircraft and sent his plane into an emergency dive to avoid a midair collision. space.com/15988-venus-pla…
There are 7 days in a week thanks to the Babylonians, who lived in modern-day Iraq. As keen observers of the heavens, the Babylonians adopted 7 days because they observed 7 celestial bodies β€” the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
Venus Flytrap s only appear naturally on the coasts of NC, and SC; all within the 60 mile (100km) radius of Wilmington, NC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
On July 8th, 1941 the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney along with the rest of her squadron attempted to shoot down the planet Venus thinking it was a high altitude bomber. Venus managed to survive the engagement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMA…
The planet Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate just once on its axis. Yet it fully orbits the sun in 225 Earth days. This fact makes 1 day on Venus last longer than its year. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
The planet Venus orbits the sun faster than it rotates. In other words, days are longer than years on Venus. space-facts.com/venus/
A solar filtered telescope with a magnification of 50x to 100x is needed to be able to see the transit of Venus across the sun. Binoculars with 7x magnification can also project an image that shows Venus as a very tiny black dot on the disc of the sun annex.exploratorium.edu/t…

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