Thanks for this, Angie. We consider our days as the standard ones, but you're right about how complicated things can get elsewhere. And Venus is a good example of the complications! (Mercury is another.)

More about Venus:

Some people think that Venus could be habitable. And perhaps you might daydream about being closer to the Sun when the long winter nights come, and the temperature drops. After all, "Earth's twin" should be a nice place, shouldn't it? Let's talk about that.

Who wants to go to Venus ?


Mona Evans
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