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Venus

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Venus
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.14

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    gravity, second, planet, material, rotate, axis, orbit, opposite, actually, lava, longer, onto, pounds, winds, goddess, however
     content words:    Because Venus

Other Languages
     Spanish: Venus


Venus
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is 67 million miles away from the sun. You can see Venus shining low in the western sky at night. It looks like a very bright star. Venus is not a star. It does not make its own light. It reflects light from the sun. It is the brightest object in the night sky except for the moon. It is so bright because its thick clouds reflect the sun's light like a mirror. It was named by the Romans for their goddess of love and beauty.
 
2     Venus is sometimes called Earth's twin. This is because Venus and Earth are almost the same size. They weigh about the same and are made of the same material. Because Venus is about the same size as Earth, gravity is close to the same on both planets. If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 91 pounds on Venus. However, Venus and Earth are also very different.
 
3     Venus has no moons. It is a dry, hot planet. Venus is covered with thick, yellow clouds. Strong winds blow all the time. Venus does not have life. Venus does not have water oceans like Earth does. Venus, like Earth, has active volcanoes that erupt lava onto its surface.

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