It is a very cool planet.The brightest of all planets, Venus, is also known as the Morning Star and the Evening Star. This planet is about the same size as Earth but is covered with impenetrable clouds of carbon dioxide and sulfur compounds. Radar mapping of the planet shows lots of craters and that 90% of the landforms are volcanic. Venus spins slowly retrograde (backwards west to east) in 243 days and takes about 225 days to orbit the sun. This makes the daytime about 115 days which can raise surface temperatures up to 464°c
 
 
     Every once in a while Venus wil turn all blue. Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.The Planet Venus is the second closest planet to the sun.It is the planet closest to the Earth. It is located between our Earth and Mercury. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus has been known since prehistoric times.