~ Venus is a small, rocky planet blanketed in a thick layer of yellowish clouds. These clouds are not made of water (like the ones here on Earth). Instead, they are formed from a poison called sulfuric acid.
   
~ Venus' surface is very hot - about 400 degrees Celsius!
   
~ Even though Venus is very cloudy, it's simply *too hot* for rain to form.
   
~ The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. Venus has since been visited by more than 20 spacecraft in all so far! Some of these visiting spacecraft include: Pioneer Venus, Venera 7, Venera 9 and Magellan.
   
~ Venus has no moons.