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What are the similarities and differences between Earth and Venus?

Last Updated: 11th May, 2020

Size, Mass and Orbit:
Whereas Earth has a mean radius of 6,371 km and a mass 5,972,370,000 quadrillion kg, Venus has a mean radius of about 6,052 km and a mass of 4,867,500,000 quadrillion kg. This means that Venus is roughly 0.9499 the size of Earth and 0.815 as massive.

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In respect to this, what are the similarities between Earth and Venus?

Venus is sometimes called Earth's twin because Venus and Earth are almost the same size, have about the same mass (they weigh about the same), and have a very similar composition (are made of the same material). They are also neighboring planets.

how are Venus Mars and Earth similar and different? Venus is similar, albeit smaller, in mass. All are terrestrial (rocky) planets. In extremely round figures, Venus has 100 times the atmospheric pressure of the Earth, while the Earth has 100 times the pressure of Mars. Although only 11% of the mass of the Earth, Mars has about 38% of the gravity on its surface.

Similarly, you may ask, what are differences between Earth and Venus?

Venus compared with the Earth. Venus is often named as Earth's twin because both worlds share a similar size, surface composition and have an atmosphere with a complex weather system. Both planets have almost the same size and density and Venus is only a 30% closer to the Sun than Earth.

What are the similarities and differences between Earth and Mars?

Mars is only about one-half the diameter of Earth, but both planets have roughly the same amount of dry land surface area. This is because over two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans, whereas the present surface of Mars has no liquid water.

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What does Earth and Mars have in common?

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What is the size of Venus compared to Earth?

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Is Venus solid?

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Why is Venus Blue?

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What is Earth made of?

The Earth is made out of many things. Deep inside Earth, near its center, lies Earth's core which is mostly made up of nickel and iron. Above the core is Earth's mantle, which is made up of rock containing silicon, iron, magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and other minerals.

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What type of planet is Earth?

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What kind of atmosphere does Venus have?

The atmosphere of Venus is very thick and is about 90 times more massive than Earth's atmosphere. It is mostly carbon dioxide gas (about 96%), with some nitrogen (about 3%) and a very small amount of water vapor (0.003%). Venus also has a thick layer of sulfuric acid clouds.

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How did Venus get its name?

The Romans knew of seven bright objects in the sky: the Sun, the Moon, and the five brightest planets. They named them after their most important gods. Venus, the brightest planet in the night sky, was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

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How many moons does Venus have NASA?

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What does Venus look like?

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Why do Earth and Venus have different atmospheres?

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What is the difference between Earth and Mars?

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Which body has the densest atmosphere?

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Will water take over Earth?

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What is Venus made of?

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Why is Venus atmosphere so thick?

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