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Telescopic image of Venus (Venus is between the Sun and the Earth, its appearance has phases like the Moon).

Venus has always been regarded as the most beautiful star of heaven: it is the brightest planet and closest to the Earth close in distance but also in size. But unlike Earth, its thick atmosphere is not favorable to life. Atmospheric surface pressure is 90 times that of Earth and the temperature reaches 480 Celsius degrees. A Venusian day is longer (243 days) than the Venusian year (225 days)!


Despite its proximity, Venus remained impenetrable. Only spacecrafts allowed to better understand its surface, perpetually hidden by clouds.