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© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: Venus_nasa
Description: The second planet from the Sun. It it is the closest in size to the Earth with a diameter of 12104 kilometres. Its orbit around the Sun takes 224.7 days. Venus is covered by a dense carbon dioxide cloud that rains sulphuric acid. The cloud travels at speeds of 350 km/hr. The 'greenhouse effect' from this carbon dioxide layer heats the rocky surface of Venus to a temperature of 470°C.
Creator: NASA
Date: 2004
Credit line: NASA
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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