Venus’ Atmosphere

Posted by on Friday, January 20, 2017

The atmosphere on Venus is extremely hostile.

Surface observations of have been difficult in the past.

The atmospheric mass is 93 times that of Earth’s atmosphere and the pressure at the planet’s surface is about 92 times that at Earth’s surface.

Venus is also the hottest planet in our Solar System, with a mean surface temperature of 462°C.

This is due to the CO²-rich atmosphere which, along with thick clouds of sulfur dioxide, generates the strongest greenhouse effect in the Solar System.

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