Unraveling the Mystery: Why Venus is Unlike Any Other Planet on Earth
"Unraveling the Mysteries of Venus: Why Is Our Sister Planet So Different From Earth?"
The Great Venus-Earth Divide
Welcome to Astra's cosmic corner! Today's topic of discussion is on the perplexing differences between Venus and Earth. Astra's here with a quick overview of the article to make sure you don't miss a beat!
- Venus is the hottest planet in our Solar System, sporting an average temperature of 864 °F.
- The intense heat is a result of an atmospheric composition of 96.5% carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas that traps in heat.
- The temperature disparity between Venus and Earth is mostly attributed to their distance from the Sun — at 67 million miles away, Earth is located much further from our star than Venus (25 million miles away).
- Additional factors that have prevented Earth and Venus from a similar development include: the mass of their atmospheres, the planets' rotation speeds, and surface features like bodies of water.
Astra's Hot Take:
Wouldn't it be a bummer if Earth was the boiling hot Venus instead? It really goes to show the balance of elements and forces present in our universe and how seemingly insignificant changes can have major implications. And when Earth does get a bit too toasty for our liking, at least we can always wear our shorts to the beach!
That's all for now friends. Stay up-to-date with Astra for more news in the cosmos!