Living On Venus (What Would Life Be on Venus?).

Living On Venus (What Would Life Be on Venus?)

This is about how it would be to live on the planet Venus. How about the Sun only rises once every 177 Earth days? So if you want to know how life on Venus might be, this article is for you. Let’s jump right in! What Would It Be Like To Live on Venus? As the hottest planet in our solar system, full of dangerous and extreme environments, Venus is not a place that any Human would ever want to visit.  But, for now, let’s look past the dangers and assume that we are equipped with the necessary technology to travel to our twin neighbor planet.  What would it be like to live on Venus?  Let’s find out! Venus – Quick Facts Distance from Sun: 67 million miles Text Message to Earth: Takes about 6 min. Mass: 80% of Earth Width: 95% of Earth Gravity: 90% of Earth Length of Day: 5,832 hours (243 x 1 Earth Day) Length of Year: 224 days (61% of 1 Earth year) Average Temp: 867º F Pressure: 92 x Earth Moons: 0 Rings: No Your Typical Day on Venus When you arrive on Venus, you’ll want to get an excellent night’s sleep.  Your new planet’s day lasts just under 6,000 hours.  If you got your full eight hours of sleep, you would wake up only 0.1% of the way through the same day you went to sleep on.  If you are hoping to catch a Venusian sunrise, you will need to plan very carefully.  On this new planet, the Sun only rises once every 177 Earth days.  In other words, you will only see two sunrises during your entire year.  If you miss the sunrise, do not worry, your new atmosphere will all but cancel the Sun out anyways (explained below).  You will notice instantly that your new home is rotating in the opposite direction of most other planets. We call this retrograde rotation.  The Sun now rises in the West and sets in the East; that will take some time getting used to. As you explore your new home, you will see that the majority of the terrain consists of vast, smooth plains.  But, if you roam around enough, you could stumble across massive active volcanoes, so be cautious.  Your eyes will need to adjust to your daytime sky, which is now a red-orange color.  Again, this is due to your extremely thick atmosphere that is explained in your weather forecast below.  Your atmosphere is so dense that you feel a strong resistance like being underwater as you move your arms and legs.  Speaking of underwater, the Venusian air pressure is 92 times that of Earth, which would feel like being over half a mile deep in an ocean. Your Typical Night on Venus If you are a star-gazer, you may be quite disappointed in your new planet.  Because of your hazy skies, your new night sky appears completely black.  Even on a “clear” Venusian night, you could not see a single star if you tried.  Not to mention, you have no Moons to call your own. This will feel rather ironic since Venus is always one of the brightest objects in the Earth’s night and morning skies.  Congratulations, you officially have a very lifeless night sky now. Your Typical Year on Venus: Your new calendar year lasts for 224 Earth days, not all too different from your previous planet.  However, this officially makes your Venus day slightly longer than your Venus year, so take extra precautions when adding events to your calendar.  If you were 50 years old when you left Earth, you are now 82 years old on Venus.  So, you may need to text your friends and family to tell them that your birthday has officially changed.  If they don’t reply quickly, don’t be sad, it can now take up to 15 minutes for your text message or email to reach planet Earth.  This is because you are now on the other side of the Sun and 162 million miles from your former home.  On the plus side, your new gravity is similar to Earth, so your jump, your weight, and your ability to lift things will stay almost identical. Your Local Weather Forecast Spoiler alert: You now live on the hottest planet in the solar system.  This is partially because you are rather close to the Sun, at 67 million miles.  Though, it’s mainly due to your new atmosphere. Your planet is covered in extremely thick, dense clouds of carbon dioxide.  This gas, as we know it on Earth, causes a Greenhouse Effect.  The heat from the nearby Sun enters your planet, but the carbon dioxide keeps it trapped.  Essentially, your forecast always calls for heat. A constant average of 870º Fahrenheit, to be exact.  In other words, your new planet is constantly hot enough to melt lead. Since you do have an atmosphere, you can, and often do, have severe rainstorms.  The problem is that your high temperatures melt all raindrops before they can even hit the ground.  Even on a storm-free day, your thick, hazy atmosphere makes the Sun a blurred-out, pale dot behind heavy cloud cover.  Your daytime skies are forever red-orange colored from the way that your atmosphere’s carbon dioxide scatters incoming sunlight. For Sale! If bone-dry and scorching climates, starless night skies, volcanic terrains, and absurdly long days are what you’re in the market for, move to Venus.  You’ll never need an umbrella, and you can always rest assured your forecast will be somewhere in the 800’s.  Since Humans struggle with the heat during hot Earth summer days, you may want to do a little more thinking before signing your new lease. See What Life Would Be Like on Another Plant Jupiter Mars Mercury Moon Neptune Saturn Sun Uranus

What Is the Hottest Planet?

Venus: Hottest Planet in Our Solar System?

This is about the hottest planet in our solar system: Venus No, it’s not the Sun (also the Sun is a star). So if you want to know about the hottest planet in our Solar System, then you’re in the right place. Let’s get started! The Hottest Planet in Our Solar System Naturally, whatever planet lies closest to the Sun should have the highest temperatures, right?  Therefore, shouldn’t Mercury be the warmest in the solar system?  Actually, Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is by far the hottest planet. Venus – The Permanent Greenhouse World Basically, the greenhouse effect occurs when radiation (light) passes through a clear medium (like glass).  Ultimately, shorter wavelengths, like visible light, easily pass through.  However, longer wavelengths, like infrared heat, are unable to pass through, becoming trapped. Actually, we also experience this same effect when our car windows are rolled up on a hot summer day. Similarly, light hits Venus and heats up the surface. Next, the surface tries to radiate the heat back out into space.  However, the heat now remains trapped, unable to pass through the thick carbon dioxide atmosphere. As a result, no matter what time of day, month or year, Venus swelters at a whopping 870º F. However, more extreme is almost always possible. The hottest place in the Universe is 620,690 times hotter: 540,000,000° F. In other words, the lead would melt on Venus’ surface at any given time. Venus Used To Be Like Earth Surprisingly, astronomers believe Venus was once quite similar to Earth.  In fact, they believe Venus’ surface even hosted liquid water. What happened? Billions of years ago, Venus began heating up. Eventually, all surface water evaporated into the planet’s atmosphere. Not to mention, water vapor is also a powerful greenhouse agent. Ultimately, Venus became so hot that even the carbon in the planet’s rocks and dirt evaporated into the atmosphere, mixing with oxygen to create even more carbon dioxide. Then, over time Venus became the runaway greenhouse heater that it is today.  The planet hosts our solar system’s most hostile heat and unbearable pressures. Even being second from the Sun.