B. Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery
Answered on Jul 22, 2019
Though Earth and Venus are seldom called Twin Planets, they are very different from each other. Earth is the third planet from the sun in the solar system while Venus is second. Venus has a higher temperature than of the Earth’s surface.
The atmosphere of Venus has no to little water while Earth has. Venus’ atmosphere is composed of 96.5% Carbon Dioxide and 3% Nitrogen while Carbon Dioxide on Earth is mostly stored on rocks that are calcite type. Earth has a rotation of about 24 hours, Venus, on the other hand, rotates in 243 days. Most volcanoes in Venus are very active compared to Earth’s volcanic activities.
There are a lot of people who say that Venus has to be the Earth’s twin because they have some similarities with each other. Their size is almost the same, and their atmospheres are known to be very complicated. There is one crucial difference that will make the Earth different from Venus, and that is the ability of the Earth to sustain life when Venus cannot.
Venus may not be the nearest planet to the sun, but because of its atmosphere, this is known to be the hottest and the brightest planet. Venus is also known to be the brightest planet. You can even find it in the night sky when you know where to look.