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Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. This hostile world is covered in thousands of volcanoes and is encased in a dense layer of toxic clouds, swept along by constant hurricane-force winds.
- Equator circumference: 38,025km
- Radius: 6,052km
- Average distance from Sun: 108 million km
- Surface temperature: 462°C
- Average orbital speed: 126,074km/h (35km/s)
- Sidereal day length: 243 Earth days
- Solar day length: 117 Earth days
- Year length: 225 Earth days
- Moons: 0
- Planet type: terrestrial
Reprinted from the UK Natural History Museum