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Fall 2011

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Venus,named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty also known as Earths twin sister. Venus is the brightest
planet of them all; except next to the Sun and Moon. Venus is know to have been seen since prehistoric times and it is known to have phases like our Moon, because it is a inferior. Here are a list of websites in which you can obtained more information on Venus.

Information On Venus
This wedsite shows you diiferent facts about the planet Venus. The facts in which it gives for example are: temperature, atmosphere, diameter,and many more. This wedsite also shares links to more wedsites about the planet Venus, some which are for children. You can also find a list of books and videos for the planet, if interseted.

Here is a website which has many pages about the planet Venus. It explains the early views that people thought about Venus and what people now think
about it. It has information on Venus' features, its cloud layer, the green house effect; which explains how the radiation is trapped by the greenhouse effect. Those looking for a comparison of Venus and Earth; you can find a page here which lists a bunch. To explore Venus some more, simply click on "Next" at the bottom left and you'll find yourself looking through some more fantastic information.

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Venus For Kids
Here is a website that is great for children. It gives the basic facts that children should know about the planet and has awesome animations that can entertain any kid.It explains Venus' clouds and gives Venus' tempature. It also has a list of the spacecrafts that have been sent to Venus. On the left side you can find lots of information that explains it great for children.

Venus' southern hemisphere, seen in the ultraviolet.CREDIT: ESA
Videos On Venus
On this website there is not much content, although there are about five videos on the planet Venus that share lots of information.This website is perfect for a person who learns better with visual images. Examples of Videos that are given are the following: the weather on Venus and a video based on Venus' basic facts. These videos show lots of great pictures and information.

More On Venus
Here is an excellent website on Venus, it has a great amount of information on Venus' structure, orbit, climate and its research. Most of which was compaired to Earth. Although it is hard to read due to poor format, it is still good information once you find what you need.

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It is the second planet from the Sun and the brightest of them all. Venus also known as Earth's twin sister,
can easily be seen as an evening or a morning star. It is about the same size as the Earth and has an atmosphere
which gives it a bright appearance, that consists mostly of carbon dioxide.The surface of the planet is very hot because of the greenhouse effect. Most of the surface consists of vast plains, but there are several large highland regions several kilometers high. Listed below are several websites regarding different aspects of the planet Venus, History and the wonders that make this planet a whole.

The phases of planet Venus ( Link to article and demos, Translated by Google Chrome - German to English )

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This website talks about and shows views of the Venus phases. The phases of the planet Venus are different views of light seen across the planet's surface, similar to the Earth's Moon phases. Being the closest planet to Earth makes Venus viewable by almost any telescope capable to see high in the night sky. The first telescopic observations of these phases Venus portraits were first seen by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Venus phases are visible because of the planet orbiting the Sun near Earth's orbit making it resemble the similar phases of the moon that we see with our naked eye.

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The Atmosphere of Venus ( Link to article regarding Venus's Atmosphere )

external image dn8066-1_600.jpgIn this article the atmosphere of Venus is being discuss. The Atmosphere of Venus is not a place where you would want to be, it is much denser and hotter than that of Earth. Venus's greenhouse effect happening to this date makes it one of the hottest place in our solar system.Unlike Earth, Venus lacks a magnetic field. The gravity can crush a human, the temperatures can even melt lead and life will not survive due to its carbon dioxide atmosphere and sulfuric acid clouds that surround it.

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Missions to planet Venus ( Chart of the different mission and the information gathered )
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In this website they include a list of missions to the planet Venus and its findings. Missions are important for astronomers and the rest of the world to know what is out there in the vast regions of space. Probes are sent to return information on a certain planet, moon or even an asteroid. Venus has had roughly more than 20 missions where probes were sent to orbit or land and gather as much information as possible. Probes have failed, been crushed before entering the atmosphere but have sent back variety of information. From how hot, to what its atmosphere is composed of to even what is in the clouds. What might be in the surface of the planet Venus as well as its core. Missions like these have helped us to understand the morning star better.

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Everything you might want to know about planet Venus!

In this website basics facts to exact numbers are given. The information that most commonly is asked about planet venus is here,
from how big the planet is to how long it stretches to. The rotation time and how long it takes to go around the sun, to even the
different land features such as volanoes and highlands. This website gives lots different information thats reliable and its also a great source
to find out interesting facts about the planet venus.

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More Interesting facts about Venus

This piece contains many known facts about Venus as well as others that are only known while researching the planet.
It contains facts of its atmosphere, landscape, and temperature. It also contains information on the part that Venus
takes in our Solar System. Did you know Venus rotates backwards? or of its Green house effect which is believe to have melted
all the water it once may have had? This piece contains many facts about the planet Venus and its glory as a whole.

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Edited by Robert Mahardja
Fall 2010
Venus, the second planet from the sun in our solar system. Named for the Roman god of Beauty, this planet is known to be the brightest and has been classified as an inferior planet because of its retrograde loop. Venus is also called "Earth's Twin Sister" because of its size, but upon further investigation, its size is basically its only actual similarity to Earth. The following links will give you more information on this beautiful planet.

Venus Facts
This site gives some information on Venus's atmosphere and surface. The descriptions are well detailed. It is easy to read, but the extensive descriptions make it a bit difficult to find specific data. This site is pretty accurate. It was created by The Planetary Society and the page was last modified December 2, 2010.

Nat. Geo's Info on Venus
This page not only contains a description of Venus, but an interactive informational guide as well! It can give you the statistics on Venus, like its atmosphere and geological features, and its size comparison to the other planets in our solar system. This site is easy to navigate and is very easy to understand. The information on this site is very accurate and very useful. Created by National Geographic and is as up to date as it can get.

Interesting Facts About Venus
Created by Fraser Cain from Universe Today, this site gives several interesting facts about Venus. The facts here are easy to read and easy to understand. The info is accurate and the site is kept up to date.

All About Venus
This encyclopedia site has almost all the information you'll need on Venus. The only problem with this site is the information given is a little advanced; lots of big words. One should read this information with a dictionary close by. It was created by Larry S. Crumpler. It has not been updated recently, but its information is very accurate.

Venus, the Hottest Panet in the Solar System
This site gives general information on Venus. Though the page is short, the info given is genuine. Created by Grant Wallensky for Astronomy Today. The site does not look very recent, so it is probably not entirely up to date.

Edited by: Stacey K.
This page is all about Venus. Venus, is the second planet from the sun between Mercury and Earth. Venus is an inferior planet, which means it has a retrograde loop. Venus is also a terrestrial planet. It is a small dense planet that doesn't have rings like the other three terrestrial planets, Mercury, Earth, and Mars. Here are some sites for you that provide you with more information about Venus!

This website provides you with information about Venus' orbit, phases, rotation, surface, atmosphere, mass and temperature. It tells you the distance between Venus and the sun is about 67.2 million miles. It also provides other facts for you such as Venus' rotation on its axis is roughly 243 Earth days. All information on this website is provided by NASA. It's a simple website, and easy to use for research.

History of Venus
This website is dedicated to Venus. It talks about past missions, and includes statistics. It also goes over some the history and geography of Venus. It was created in 2001 and is easy to navigate through. You can find lots of useful information on this site for research projects and other assignments.

Phases of Venus
This website goes into some detail about Venus' phases, which are much like our moon's phases. It also provides you with an animated version of Venus' phases. It includes pictures as well as facts.

Venus Info
This website is similar to the NASA website. It provides basic information about the planet and its atmosphere and surface. The toolbar on the side makes it easy to use, so you can jump to other planets and space objects other than just Venus.

Pictures of Venus
This website provides many different pictures of Venus.It has pictures of Venus' clouds, radar images at different angles and topographical maps as well. This website also has pictures of zoomed in areas of Venus' surface.

Edited in 2008 by Daniel Ciccarello
My name is Daniel Ciccarello and this page i am editing is dedicated to Venus. Venus is the second planet in our solar system. Right before Earth. It has been compared with Earth on numerous occasions in the past due to its similar size and distance away from the sun. As astronomers got more advanced equipment and really learned what Venus was made of and what goes on there. Soon they realized that Earth and Venus are as different as night and day. These next few websites give good information on the history, chemical compositions and overall information of the planet Venus.

Edited by: Daniel Ciccarello
Audience: Adult
Temperature of Venus
This website describes what the basic weather on Venus would be like. Nobody knew that Venus was as hot as it is until recent history. The surface temperature of Venus is around 860 degrees farenheit and is certainly not capable of having life on there. The website describes the reason why it is so hot on Venus, explaining that it is due to an extreme greenhouse effect. The atmosphere is 100 times thicker than the one here on Earth, this is mainly due to the overwhelming amount of carbon dioxide that Venus has on it. So the sunlight that penetrates Venus gets trapped in there and makes the planet very hostile. It gets so hot on Venus that lead will actually melt. We definitly can't look towards Venus as a place where life can be. It has now been labeled having the worst weather in our solar system.

Edited by: Daniel Ciccarello
Audience: Adult
Facts about Venus
This website tells how the planet is named after the Roman Goddess of love. It also gives the information pertaining to what Venus does realtive to the sun. It says that Venus is about 109,000,000 kilometers away from the sun and it takes 225 days for it to orbit the sun as compared to Earth's of 365. An interesting fact to know about Venus is that it rotates from west to east which is the exact opposite of most of the planets in the solar system. The site again explains that the atmosphere is made up of 90% carbon dioxide and also gives the best times for observing Venus in the night sky. The best time to see it is 2-3 hours either before sunrise or after sunset. Venus is the only other object that can be seen in the day time and at night other than the sun and the moon and is usually the second brightest thing in the night sky.

Edited by: Daniel Ciccarello
Audience: Adult
Ancient history of Venus
This website isn't that thorough about extreme content. But it does tell us how Earth and Venus were always thought to be similar. Even all the way back towards ancient times. We could never actually see how Venus looked until recently due to its large gas cloud that is too thick to see through. It has since been less and less regarded as Earths twin and has taken on its own identity.

Edited by: Daniel Ciccarello
Audience: Adult
Venus's landscape and Environment
This website is probably the one with the most information on it. It touches base with how hot Venus is, the geological compositions, the volcanoes, the weather, and the possibilities of life existing on Venus. There is also a brief history of the probes that have visited Venus and have taken the pictures that we see today such as the Mariner space probe. At the top of the page there is actually a table that explains all of the basic characteristics of the planet such as the temperature, the distance from the sun and the chemical compositions that it is made out of. If anyone wanted any quick and correct information about Venus then I would strongly reccommend this site.

Edited by: Daniel Ciccarello
Audience: Adult
Planet Venus
This website basically covers anything and everything that has to do with Venus. Granite it is Wikipedia, so it is everyone's own viewpoints, but when it comes to scientific stuff like this the authors are usually very educated and give correct information. It gives a history of Venus, when it was first discovered, the internal structure, the geography, geology, climate and life on the Planet. Basically it sums up all of the previous websites into one. There is an extreme amount of information on this page and it has many different categories to read about while learning about this fascinating planet so close to Earth. There are also illustrations and pictures of Venus which really helps the reader visualize what they are reading about on this extraodinarily odd planet.

Hello, my name is Angelica Barnett and this page is dedicated to the study of Venus. Venus is a fascinating and beautiful Planet. It was named for the Roman Goddess of love and beauty. It has similarities to the Earth such as mass, density, composition and distance from the sun. There are many interesting things to be learned about Venus and the following websites are excellent sources of information.

Edited by: Angelica Barnett
Audience: adult
The planet Venus
This website gives thorough information on the planet Venus. It covers things such as the speed of its rotation, its surface texture as well as its history. This is an excellent website because it is full of details. It describes the different interpretations of the planet throughout time. The web site is easy to follow so there is no confusion. It is broken down into small paragraphs which cover different areas of the planet. This website also incorporates several different links to further help you in your study of this planet.

Edited by: Angelica Barnett
Audience: adult
Earth's twin sister, Venus
This website compares the planet Venus with the Earth. In a short paragraph it describes all the similarities between the Earth and Venus. Following this paragraph is a short list of facts such: as mass, volume, distance from the sun, and radius. It also has links for more information on Venus. This website is an excellent source of information when comparing Venus to other planets. It is very brief however and does not go into very much detail.

Edited by: Angelica Barnett
Audience: teen-adult
Venus's Landscape
This website is excellent for examining the surface area of Venus. There are several photographs of specific structures on the surface of the planet followed by detailed descriptions of what those things are and what caused them. This website is very thorough in covering the surface area of the planet and it has a lot of helpful and beautiful images. This is an excellent website to look at.

Edited by: Angelica Barnett
Audience: teen-adult
Facts and Observation of Venus
This website does not give very much information on the planet but it does list several books, videos and links that thoroughly cover the details of the planet. It summarizes some of the basic facts of the planet but it doesn't give any history on its discovery. The website is a good tool to use to find other sources on the planet.

Edited by: Angelica Barnett
Audience: teen-adult
History And Facts of Venus
This website is very thorough. It provides a brief history of Venus and incorporates the similarities it shares with Earth. In addition to that it has a chart of factual statistics. These statistics cover several important details such as; mean, surface temperature, and tilt of axes. This website also provides animations of Venus where you can view things such as the rotation of the planet. This is an excellent website with a lot of information.