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What is venus' atmosphere made out of?


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November 19, 2012 1:51AM

Venus' atmosphere consists almost entirely (96.5% - 97%) of carbon dioxide, with clouds containing droplets of sulfuric acid along with compounds of chlorine and fluorine.
The atmosphere of Venus consists mainly of carbon dioxide, and a small amount of nitrogen. The thick cloud cover is composed of sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid droplets. Due to the dense atmosphere, the surface temperature ranges from 750 to 930 degrees Fahrenheit (398 to 498 Celsius). The surface pressure is 90 times that of Earth. That's like being one kilometer (more than half a mile) under the ocean.