What is Venus named after?

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The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, which Venus is named after was also the goddess of beauty. It is the second planet from the sun, and it takes about 224.7 Earth days to complete one revolution.
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The planet Mercury was named after the Roman god Mercury, because of the speed it seemed to move across the sky compared to the other planets.
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Aphrodite
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Anthocyanins produce specific pigments in the surface of the flytrap that lure insects. The insects consume mucilage secreted by the plant, and as they feed, the trap shuts and tightens
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Venus, the second-closest planet to the Sun, is named after Venus,
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Like all of the other planets in our Solar System, Venus was named after ancient Roman and Greek gods. Venus was named after the Greek god of love and beauty.
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