An extreme ultraviolet picture of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the planet Venus in transit, as well as dramatic swirls of solar activity.

An extreme ultraviolet picture of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the planet Venus in transit, as well as dramatic swirls of solar activity.

This is a mass of swirling gas and cloud at Venus’ south pole. Credit: ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. de Paris-LESIA/Univ. Oxford.

This is a mass of swirling gas and cloud at Venus’ south pole. Credit: ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. de Paris-LESIA/Univ. Oxford.

From 1996, this is one of the best images we have of Venus. The dark spots are meteorite impacts, and that big light section right in the center is Ovda Regio, a massive mountain range. See our favorite pics of every planet: http://pops.ci/10klLdP

From 1996, this is one of the best images we have of Venus. The dark spots are meteorite impacts, and that big light section right in the center is Ovda Regio, a massive mountain range. See our favorite pics of every planet: http://pops.ci/10klLdP

Eclipse of Venus  NASA’s Picture of the Day on Aug.20, 2013.   Usually it is the Earth’s Moon that eclipses the Sun. Last June, most unusually, the planet Venus took a turn. Pictured above during the occultation, the Sun was imaged in three colors of ultraviolet light by the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, with the dark region toward the right corresponding to a coronal hole. The next Venusian solar eclipse will occur in 2117.

Eclipse of Venus NASA’s Picture of the Day on Aug.20, 2013. Usually it is the Earth’s Moon that eclipses the Sun. Last June, most unusually, the planet Venus took a turn. Pictured above during the occultation, the Sun was imaged in three colors of ultraviolet light by the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, with the dark region toward the right corresponding to a coronal hole. The next Venusian solar eclipse will occur in 2117.

Une image d'éruption solaire. © Nasa, solar flare, quand le soleil explose pour nous transmettre des particules d'énergie, les photons! Impressionnant!

Éruption solaire

Une image d'éruption solaire. © Nasa, solar flare, quand le soleil explose pour nous transmettre des particules d'énergie, les photons! Impressionnant!

Venus is the 2nd planet in the solar system. After the moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky. On Venus, a day is longer than a year! This is because it takes Venus longer to spin on its axis (a 'day') than it does to travel around the Sun (a 'year').

Venus is the 2nd planet in the solar system. After the moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky. On Venus, a day is longer than a year! This is because it takes Venus longer to spin on its axis (a 'day') than it does to travel around the Sun (a 'year').

Venus Solar System Science Projects

Venus Solar System Science Projects

Named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system. According to NASA, Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere that traps heat in a greenhouse effect. Use ...

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