On Venus

The Venus never has clear days, because it is constantly covered with a thick (15 km) layer of clouds of concentrated sulfuric acid. Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system; the temperature on its surface, reaching +464 degrees Celsius, remains practically constant from the equator to the poles, day and night.

Venus never has clear days, because it is constantly covered with a thick (15 km) layer of clouds of concentrated sulfuric acid

But the terrible heat is not everything. Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 93 times higher than the earth's! There is no water on it, so you can complain about the heat, but not at all on humidity - the atmosphere here is hot and dry, like in the desert. The weather on Venus is also not happy: the whole of the planet is constantly pouring rain from sulfuric acid. Consoles only one thing: this rain evaporates even before it reaches the surface.

There are very few photographs of the surface of Venus, as it is completely hidden by a dense layer of clouds. Therefore, its surface can not be viewed in a telescope from the Earth and photographed from an artificial satellite.

On Venus, everything seems orange-brown because of the thick layer of clouds that filters the sun's rays. Most of its surface (about 85%) is flat plains and volcanic lowlands with furrows (meandering canyons, left by lava flows). In this territory is the longest (of the currently known) furrow in the solar system - the Baltic Valley, which stretches on Venus for almost 6800 km. On Venus there are also hills crimped with craters and deformed plateaus.

There are not so many craters on Venus. There are also small craters. There are not too many large craters either, because the surface was flooded with lava or completely renewed by volcanic processes, after its bombardment with impact objects has practically ended. This flooding almost completely erased the traces of all (or almost all) of the former craters.

On Venus, there are huge volcanoes and mountain ranges, but nothing like the mountains of the Earth, generated by the movement of slabs. On Venus there is no plate tectonics and continental drift, as on Earth.

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