Planet Venus Information

Today in Astronomy History
courtesy of astroplanet.info

August 20, 1975
NASA launches Viking 1 planetary probe to Mars.

August 20, 1977
NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Welcome to Planet Venus Information
A website about the planet Venus

Named for the goddess of love, Venus is frequently placed as the morning or evening star. This hot twin of Earth is the second planet from the Sun.

Being an inner planet, that is within Earth orbit, it never appears very far away from the Sun, so learning when the optimal times when Venus is furthest away from the Sun, it ket to observing Venus. In this website we calculate those times known as "Elongations."

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