"Venus's scorching, dense, unbreathable atmosphere makes it the hottest planet in the solar system. One of the brightest objekts in Earth's night sky, it can be seen with the naked eye."
- Sulfuric Clouds (Speed):
"Venus's dense, hot atmosphere features opaque clouds of sulfuric acid. These thick, yellow clouds shroud the planet, making its surface impossible to see."
- Clockwise Rotation (Payout):
"Most planets in our solar system spin counterclockwise on their axis, but Venus rotates clockwise. Astronomers believe that a collision with another celestial body knocked it out of position millions of years ago."
- Solid Surface (Payout):
"All terrestial planets have a solid surface with a silicate mantle over a metallic core. Varying levels of seismic activity create mountains, canyons, craters, and volcanoes."
- Speed of Light (Speed):
"The speed of light is the rate at which light and all massless particles travel through a vacuum. While it can seen instantaneous from up close, over long distances this speed limit becomes very noticeable. The theory of relativity relates to the speed of light."
- Cosmic Gravity (Payout):
"Gravity is one of the fundamental forces and key to understanding how the universe works. Using Newton's principles, astronomers can explain how stars and planets form, predict their mass and motion, and infer the existence of dark matter."
- Goldilocks Zone (Discount):
"The Goldilocks Zone, also called the Habitable Zone, is the region around a star with conditions necessary for a planet that can sustain life. Planets like Earth, with surface water and breathable atmospheres, might be found in these zones in other systems."
- Star Light, Star Bright (Rank 5):
"Many ancient people thought that Venus was a star, not a planet, because of its brightness. The Greeks even thought it was two different stars: Phosphorus, heralding the dawn, and Hesperus, the evening star."
- I'm Your Venus (Rank 10):
"The Soviet Venera probes were the first robotic probes to reach another planet and send surface images back to Earth. But they didn't last long—each probe could only survive in Venus's hostile climate for between 25 minutes and 2 hours."
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