Planetary Science

What is the hottest planet?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2017-03-22 02:10:07

In our Solar System:

Venus is the hottest planet. Its average surface temperature is

464 degrees Celsius (867 degrees Fahrenheit). Its atmosphere has

thick, pale, yellow clouds of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid.

Carbon dioxide traps heat and prevents it from escaping to space.

The heating of the atmosphere produces strong winds of more than

300 kilometers per hour (186 mph) in the upper atmosphere. This is

also due to the dense atmosphere

mercury it is closest to the sun.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.