| I've been researching, and Venus seems AWFUL. Is
there anything good About Venus?|
|Question Date: 2015-09-09|
There are many things good about Venus!
Venus is very close to the same size as
Earth in terms of mass (or weight) and volume (or
shape)! This fact makes Venus very useful for
comparing it to Earth. For example, Venus has
similar amounts of certain elements (like carbon,
C), which shows us that rocky planets (like Earth
and Venus) are formed in chemically-similar ways.
The intense greenhouse effect on Venus makes its
surface temperature very hot (around 850 degrees
Fahrenheit). This is caused by tons of greenhouse
gasses in Venus' atmosphere. Greenhouse effects
are good because they provide a planet with the
ability to support life on the surface. Without
the greenhouse effect, Earth would be much colder
than it is now, and living things would struggle
Too much greenhouse effect--like on
Venus--however, is not helpful for life on a
planet because it can get too hot. Living
organisms cannot live in 850 degrees Fahrenheit!
I'm glad we live on Earth instead, where the
average surface temperature is much cooler (about
60 degrees F).
Venus is definitely not a place for humans
because of its very harsh environment. However, I
would urge you to think of things like planets as
neither good or bad, but simply as phenomena of
the universe. Humans give things labels of "good"
and "bad," which usually attach either some
morality to them or express their usefulness (or
lack of usefulness) to us as a species.
It's true that Venus is not particularly useful
to humans, but it exists in our universe
because of physical forces that assembled it long
ago. We did not evolve to live in that
environment (and to our knowledge, no life form
has), so it's not suited for us. This doesn't make
it bad or good but really just a separate, foreign
world where we care not to visit.
We can, however, enjoy its beauty through a
telescope and be fascinated by the physical forces
that created it and the scientific tools that
allow us to know what we know about it. Thanks for
Venus is a great planet!! It is very beautiful
when it is lit up in the night sky. But you are
right -- it is not a good place for people and
plants to live because it is much closer to
the sun than the earth is, so it's too hot for us
to live there. But if you were a gas molecule on
the surface of Venus, you'd never have to worry
about being cold!
Venus is very hostile. That doesn't mean bad,
just that we couldn't live there.
Think about this: the sun is a lot more hostile
even than Venus. Even if we could find a way to
stay alive on Venus, we still couldn't live on the
Sun. Yet, we couldn't live even on Earth if we
didn't have the sun, right?
Venus may seem like a harsh and awful place, but
lucky for us, we don’t
have to live there! Therefore, we can appreciate
the planet from a scientific
Venus IS cool because it is the one of the
brightest objects in the sky besides the moon!
It can actually be seen during the day if you
know where to look. Venus is actually very
similar to Earth in its size and location near the
sun. It also has mountains and continents just
Venus is different from Earth in that it is
much hotter, it is one of the hottest planets
in our solar system reaching about 850 °F. So,
Venus may seem awful if we as humans had to live
on the planet, but since we don’t, it is nice to
appreciate Venus for its unusual characteristics
compared to other planets in our solar system.
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