Venus


Venus is a planet that belongs to the solar system and is the third largest in terms of size in ascending order, it is a planet that has no natural satellites and its name comes from the goddess of love of Roman origin, Venus.

It is a very rocky planet according to studies carried out by NASA to the point that it receives the name or is frequently called Earth’s sister planet, since both have similar characteristics in terms of size, mass and composition, however they are very different in the atmospheric realm. Venus has the most circular orbit in the entire solar system with 1% eccentricity and has an atmospheric pressure almost a hundred times greater than that of planet Earth.

This planet, which is further from the sun than Mercury, has a much hotter atmosphere, since it maintains heat for much longer due to the layer of greenhouse gases that covers it. A curious fact about Venus is that it has the longest day with respect to the other planets, 243 days to be more specific, and its rotational movement goes counterclockwise, like the sunrise, since it rises on the west and hides on the east side.

The term Venus is also the name of one of the most important goddesses of Roman times, which represented love, beauty and fertility. This goddess was compared to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, given her similarity in terms of powers she was referring to. However, Venus did not have a personality as marked as that of Aphrodite, who was characterized by being sensual, although the Roman goddess had symbols of hers, such as the golden apple of discord.

Venus generated a stir among those who lived at that time, to the point of becoming one of the most portrayed goddesses of that time, however there were many variations in what corresponds to her sculptures, although most of them are nudes they seemed more of a mortal woman than of a cult to a goddess such as Venus.