Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Planetary Trivia

The surface of Venus—millions of miles away and hidden by clouds of sulphuric acid—has been better mapped than the Earth’s seabed.

Venus is one of the 9 planets in our Solar System. It is the second planet from the Sun (the closest is Mercury). Venus is one of the rocky planets. Although, Venus is only slightly smaller than our own planet Earth it would not be a very nice place to live. It is hotter on Venus than on Mercury even though Venus is further away from the Sun. This is because Venus has thick clouds which stop the heat from escaping.

3 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

I am not sure how I feel about that whole thing. I didn't see it, only heard his daughter tearfully saying what a good daddy he'd been, how much she loved him. That just seems so wrong- to have her up there like that in front of all those people and the world.
I don't know. I just do not know.
I think the word I'm looking for here is dignity- where is dignity? But really, there hasn't been much in his life in many years.

Berry Blog said...

And now back to Venus....heh heh...I've done that- hit the wrong comment button.
Yahhhhhh...humans used to live there but left because of the rotten egg smell.they hooked up a Johnson's outboard to an egg carton and just left. Oh yahhhhh. It's true.

#Debi said...

Strictly speaking, there are now only 8 planets, since Pluto got demoted to only a Disney character...


/pedant...