Venus does not have any natural satellites (moons). Venus is a terrestrial planet, and it is the only planet besides Mercury that does not have any moons.
Earth has one moon, and Mars has two moons named Phobos and Deimos. However, the outer planets Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn and Neptune have many moons. Jupiter has 50 discovered moons while Saturn has 53 known satellites. Neptune and Uranus have 13 and 27 moons, respectively.
Since ancient times, different civilizations knew about the planet Venus. Dating back to the 17th century B.C., the Babylonians were the first to give a record of Venus. Being a terrestrial planet, Venus has a core, mantle and crust. However, its average surface temperature can be as high as 864 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn More
Venus is one of the brightest objects in the night sky because the thick clouds that surround the surface reflect most of the light that reaches it. Another reason Venus appears so bright is due to the fact that it is the closest planet to the Earth.Full Answer >
Astronomers believe that Venus is about 4.6 billion years old, the same age as everything in the solar system. Objects in the solar system began forming at the same time after a momentous event that may have been a supernova.Full Answer >
Venus is just slightly smaller than the Earth, with a radius of about 3,760 miles and a circumference a little over 23,627 miles. These measurements make Venus about 94 percent of the size of the Earth, although it is only about 82 percent as voluminous.Full Answer >
Venus is the second closest planet to the sun, after Mercury. It is part of the solar system, along with Earth and six other planets, which is located in the Milky Way galaxy.Full Answer >