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The Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist includes a variety of educational resources, ranging from astronomy to glaciers. Check out the other publications and classroom materials in our online store.

Solar System Coloring Book--Venus

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Distance from Sun: 67,000,000 miles

Diameter: 7,519 miles--almost as big as Earth

Number of moons: 0

Length of year: 225 Earth days

Temperature: ~890F

Venus is mainly made of rock, with a metal core. This drawing shows the surface of Venus as it looks below the thick clouds.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It has thick yellow clouds made of acid, and air made of carbon dioxide. The temperature at the surface is so hot that you would burn up in a few seconds. Spacecraft that have reached the surface or can see through the clouds found lots of volcanoes, mountains, and big cracks at the surface.

Other Coloring Books:

Sun | Mercury | Venus | Earth | Mars | Asteroids | Jupiter | Saturn | Uranus | Neptune | Pluto | Comets

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