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Let's Learn About Venus!

Fun Fact - Venus rotates the opposite way to most planets – the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east!

Photo by Mariner 10

Venus photographed by Mariner 10 as it passed, being gravity assisted by the planet on its journey. 7&8 February 1974.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Iguda’s Venus Fact File

*FUN FACT* – The air pressure on Venus’ surface is about the same as 1 kilometre underwater on Earth!

Position from the sun

2nd planet

Diameter

12,100 km

Distance from EARTH

108,210,000 km

Day length

243 days

Year Length

224 days

Number of moons

0

Surface temperature

462 °C

Surface gravity

8.87 m/s²

Atmosphere

Carbon dioxide, nitrogen Sulfuric acid clouds

Venus in Perilous Proximity

“… the evening star, the morning star, or the shepherd’s star–has never failed to attract the rapturous admiration of the most indifferent observers …”

Quotation taken from “Venus in Perilous Proximity” by Jules Verne

This image was taken by looking only at ultraviolet light!

Image credit: L. Esposito (University of Colorado, Boulder), and NASA/ESA

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT …

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT …

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT …

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT …

Tanno and Iguda need your help!

Remember all the problems that Tanno and Iguda had when they visited Venus: the hot temperatures and pressures, and the thick atmosphere, including sulfuric acid clouds. It also has volcanoes at the surface, which they missed as they didn’t land their spaceship, the Widget.

Your Task

Draw a picture of your design for a base for astronauts to live on Venus. Label your picture to explain what features your base has to help overcome those problems.

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Your Journey So Far …

Tanno and Iguda have explored these places up to now. You can go back and visit again by clicking below.

The Moon

Venus

Great to see you again, thank you for the visit! See you next time …

Tanno & Iguda