Mean Distance From Earth: 108,200,000 kilometers (67,200,000 miles).
Orbital period around the Sun: 0.616 Earth years (225 Earth days)
Composition: The atmosphere consists mainly of carbon dioxide, with clouds of sulfuric acid droplets whichtraps the Sun's heat, resulting in surface temperatures over 470 degrees Celsius (880 degrees Fahrenheit). Venus has an iron core about 3,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) in radius.
Venus has no global magnetic field, though its core iron content is similar to that of Earth, Venus rotates too slowly to generate the type of magnetic field that Earth has.
Zodiac Sign Rulership: Taurus, Libra