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Venus Is Hot, Hot, Hot!



Venus Is Hot, Hot, Hot!
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.8

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    spaceship, sulfuric, withstand, collision, nuclear, fusion, rotation, atmosphere, credit, density, opposite, acid, carbon, dioxide, cooler, gravity
     content words:    National Space Science Data Center, Photo Gallery, But Venus


Venus Is Hot, Hot, Hot!
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Photo credit: NASA's National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Photo Gallery
 
2     
Star light, star bright.
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have the wish I wish tonight.


 
3     How many times have you said that little poem while wishing on a star? Chances are, the "star" you were wishing on was the planet Venus.
 
4     Often, Venus is the brightest light we see in the nighttime sky. Only the moon is brighter. But Venus is not a star; it doesn't make its own light. Venus and other planets only reflect light from the sun. Stars like our sun make their own light, as well as heat, by a process called nuclear fusion. Venus's thick clouds reflect the sunlight like a mirror.
 
5     Venus has been called Earth's twin. In some ways, the planets are very much alike. They are about the same size. They have about the same gravity and density. They are made of about the same materials. Both planets have rocky surfaces with volcanoes, mountains, canyons, and sand dunes. One mountain on Venus is nearly seven miles high, even taller than Mt. Everest, Earth's tallest mountain.

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