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What is the surface of Venus like?


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There are no oceans on Venus, and the atmospheric pressure is, incredibly, 90 times greater than Earth. You would not last long there!

The air is ten times less dense than water - of course on earth it is 1,000 times less dense!

Venus is a rocky world, with an orange glow - this colour resulting from the filtration effect that takes place on light from the sun that actually penetrates down to the surface of the planet.

Most of the Venetian surface is rolling upland plains - about 65% of the surface. The surface is also on average very recent - half a billion years old, due to very active volcanism which is continually resurfacing the planet.

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