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The surface of Venus Venus
Venus is the closest planet to Earth, has the Solar System's longest day, and is the only planet on which the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

  • 12,104 km wide
  • 108.21 million km from the Sun
  • Temperature - 480 degrees Celsius
  • Its year is 225 Earth days
  • Its day lasts 243 Earth days
  • Its atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide, with clouds of acid

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