Venus is the closest planet to the Earth. It is sometimes called the morning star and evening star due to its brightness. Other fun facts about Venus include that it was named after the Roman goddess of love and the fact that it rotates in a clockwise direction (most other planets rotate in a counter-clockwise direction).

5 Facts About Venus

Venus is often said to be Earth's twin sister, as they are both of similar sizes, mass and density, but that's where the similarities end. Short video.

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