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Venus-Earth-Sun Fact Sheet - Metric Units


   VENUS   EARTH   SUN  VENUS / EARTH / SUN RATIO
Mass (1024 kg) 4.87 5.97 1,989,000 0.82 / 1.0 / 333,000
Diameter (km) 12,104 12,742 1,392,000 0.95 / 1.0 / 109
Volume (1012 km3) 0.928 1.083 1,412,000 0.86 / 1.0 / 1,300,000
Density (kg/m3) 5243 5515 1408 0.95 / 1.0 / 0.26
Gravity (m/s2) 8.87 9.81 274.0 0.90 / 1.0 / 27.9
Escape Velocity (km/s) 10.36 11.18 617.6 0.93 / 1.0 / 55.2
Rotation Period (hours) -5832.5 23.9 609.1 -244.0 / 1.0 / 25.5
Length of Day (hours) 2802.0 24.0 N/A 116.8 / 1.0
Distance from Sun (106 km) 108.2 149.6 N/A 0.72 / 1.0
Orbital Period (days) 224.7 365.2 N/A 0.62 / 1.0
Orbital Velocity (km/s) 35.0 29.8 N/A 1.17 / 1.0
Orbital Inclination (degrees) 3.4 0.0 N/A N/A
Orbital Eccentricity 0.0067 0.0167 N/A 0.40 / 1.0
Axial Tilt (degrees) 177.4 23.5 7.3 N/A
Surface Pressure (bars) 92 1.01 N/A 91 / 1.0
Visual Magnitude V(1,0) -4.40 -3.86 -26.74 N/A
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Note that not all numbers correspond on all the fact sheets. This is due to roundoff of certain values and to the fact that the Venus-Earth-Sun fact sheets use mean values rather than values at the equator.
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NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams, david.r.williams@nasa.gov
Last Updated: 01 September 2004, DRW