A beautiful and brilliant sight in the evening or morning sky, Venus is actually an
inhospitable world, with 'rain' composed of sulphuric acid, and a surface temperature of
more than 400°C.
A pleasant day on Venus: the landscape bakes in temperatures hot enough
to melt tin. Nearby, stirred by the wind,a lake of sulphuric acid froths.
eSky © copyright Mark Fisher 1999-2015
Surface maps courtesy Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Copyright © California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. All rights reserved.