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QUIZ: How much do you know about the planet Venus?

Scientists made a new discovery in the clouds of Venus recently…

THIS WEEK SCIENTISTS said the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus could possibly indicate signs of life on the planet.

Let’s test how much you know about the second planet from the Sun…

What type of planet is it?

Terrestrial
Gas giant

Ice giant

True or false: Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system…
True
False

Which Roman goddess was the planet named after?

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The goddess of wisdom
The goddess of love and beauty

The goddess of fortune
The goddess of flowers and spring

How many moons does Venus have?
One
Two

17
None

Which State was first to land a spacecraft on Venus?

NASA

China
United States

Former Soviet Union
Japan

How long is a year on Venus in Earth days?

NASA

100 days
225 days

270 days
321 days

True or false: A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus…
True
False

Is Venus bigger or smaller than Earth?

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Bigger
Smaller

What’s the name of the highest mountain on Venus?

NASA

Maxwell Montes
Sudrose Highlands

Antoise Pinnacle
le Mont du Gremart

Without scrolling back up to the top of the article, can you name the gas scientists recently discovered in the clouds of Venus?

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Pentane
Flourine

Phosphine
Propylene


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