What Would It Be Like To Stand On Venus?

 

“Venus is often thought of as Earths twin sister, as they are of similar size, mass, gravity and composition. However, this is were the similarities end, as Venus is no place for life as we now it and the idea of humans walking on its surface one day is far beyond our current technological capabilities. But if we managed to create a suit of some sort, that did allow us to stand on the surface of Venus, what would it be like?

Well standing on the planets surface would mean you would get to experience its scorching heat. Venus suffers from the runaway greenhouse effect, which means its atmosphere is made up of 95% carbon dioxide. This thick CO2 traps the planets heat energy, resulting in a blistering surface temperature of over 464 degrees Celsius. The planets dense atmosphere is so thick that moving would almost feel like you were under water and without special protection, you would be crushed immediately by its immense surface pressure, which is 90 times greater than that on Earth.

Looking across the planet you wouldn’t see much, as the thick hazy atmosphere would hide its barren landscape. But beneath the clouds, there would be huge impact craters, massive Volcanic plains and ancient lava flows.

If you looked up in to the sky on Venus, you would see a reddish, orange color as the carbon dioxide scatters the suns light. Within the dense clouds above, you may even observe lightning and thunder crackling, with sulfuric acid raining down from the upper atmosphere. But it wouldn’t land on you, as the roasting heat would evaporate the droplets around 16 miles above the surface. The sun would look blurred as its hidden behind the hot clouds and if you managed to survive until night time, the sky would be covered with just a blanket of darkness, with no glistening stars.

On Venus one day lasts 5,832 hours, compared to our 24 hours, so you may have a long wait until you see the sun rise again. But if you did manage to get though the long, dark night, you would finally be able to witness the blurry appearance of the sun. But it would rise from the west and set in the east as the planet rotates backwards.

So standing on Venus without some sort of special suit would be impossible and extremely unpleasant. But scientists do believe that we may be abled to colonize the scorching planet one day, with floating colonies in the upper atmosphere. However currently, Venus is an uninhabitable, hellish planet, but by studying its past, we may be able to see the Earths future, making Venus a very important Planet.”

 

 

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