The Kardashev Scale Type 0: Why Earth is a Level Zero Civilization http://futurism.com/civilization-type-0-living-in-a-subglobal-culture/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=The%20Kardashev%20Scale%20Type%200%3A%20Why%20Earth%20is%20a%20Level%20Zero%20Civilization
The Earth At Night - photos by NASA. See the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded=Q3YYwIsMHzw#!. Check out that cool T-Shirt here: https://www.sunfrog.com/Earth-day-T-Shirt-hoodie-Black-Guys.html?53507
Venus is one unique planet when it comes to rotational motion. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Venus also is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, a phenomenon called retrograde motion, which according to most theories is due to an ancient planetary collision.
Call me crazy but... If technology gets to the point where Space Shuttle flights are as common as airplane flights, I will be the first to buy a ticket just to see the Earth from space and experience zero gravity.