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8 Things To Know About Venus

1. Venus has a retrograde rotation, meaning it rotates in reverse.

2. A year on venus lasts 224 earth days, but a single day on venus lasts 242 earth days.

3. If you stood outside on the surface, you could cook a pizza in just 7 seconds. But you'd be crushed and incinerated by the planet's heat and pressure while you waited.

4. Because of something called "ashen light," Venus sometimes appears to glow in the dark.

5. The planet's mountains have metallic snow caps.

6. The rain is made of sulfuric acid.

7. Of the 10 probes that Russia sent to Venus, none lasted longer than 2 hours on the surface.

8. Some suggest that, one day, humanity might be able to live in "cloud cities" on Venus.