- Venus was named after the Roman God of Beauty
Facts about Venus:
1. 2nd planet from the sun.
2. Covered by many layers of clouds.
3. Hottest planet in the solar system.
4. About the same size as the Earth.
5. It takes Venus a longer time to rotate once on its axis (243 days) than to go around the sun (227 days).
6. Brightest planet in the nighttime sky.