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Fast Facts: Venus
Age About the same age as the Sun: 4.5 billion years
Location Solar system
Avg. distance from the Sun 108,200,000 km (67,200,000 miles)
Diameter 12,100 km (7521 miles)
Mass 4.869 x 1024 kg
Orbital period around the Sun 0.616 Earth years (225 Earth days)
Number of moons 0
Distinguishing features Thick clouds containing sulfuric acid hide the rocky surface of Earth's sister planet. The atmosphere of Venus is mostly carbon dioxide, which traps heat — causing the surface temperatures to be about 450° C (840° F).
Venus
Clouds of sulfuric acid on Venus

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