Journey Into Space: Gravity, Orbits, and Collisions
Space Astronomy and Space
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Diameter: 7,500 miles across
Location: 2nd planet from Sun
Distance from Sun: About 67 million miles
Average surface temperature: 870° F
Number of moons: 0
Orbital Period: 224.7 days
Characteristics: Earth’s closest neighbor is just slightly smaller than our planet. Its surface is covered with thick, acidic clouds from its many volcanoes.
Identity in Mythology: Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty

(Photo: NASA)
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