In BriefVenus is very similar to Earth in terms of size, but our environments are drastically different. Learn six surprising facts about Venus from our infographic.
For a planet so remarkably similar to Earth in size and composition, Venus could not be any different when it comes to the things that truly matter. Indeed, as far as vacation destinations go, you can’t get much worse than Earth’s
Even with the most sophisticated protective gear humanity has to offer, you’d be dead within minutes. If you somehow manage to survive the trip to the surface, you would soon be smothered by toxic gases, crushed by the weight of Venus’s atmosphere, and incinerated by the searing temperatures (spoiler alert: the temperatures are so high, they could easily melt lead).
In our new infographic, we take a look at some of the more fascinating aspects of our next-door neighbor:
(You can find a larger version of this image here.)