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Venus

Welcome to Planet Venus!

By scanning QR codes positioned on lamppost banners at various landmarks - starting at the Science Centre, through the city centre, Dudhope Park and up to the Dundee Law - you can explore the fascinating facts of our planets.

If you can scan them all then you can enter our free Prize Draw!

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Venus

Welcome to Venus

Description

The second planet in our solar system is Venus and it is the hottest planet because of its thick atmosphere which traps in heat. The average temperature is 462 degrees Celsius, no matter where you are on the planet. That’s way too hot for any human to live there, so it’s lucky we can see the bright planet in our night sky instead. Venus and Earth are almost the same size which is why it is sometimes called Earth’s sister planet.

Distance: Venus is 108.2 million km away from the sun!

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Venus

You can learn more about our the planets in our Solar System section.