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5 Astonishing Facts You might not Know about Outer Space

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Long Day


Amazingly, a single day on Venus is longer than its entire year.

It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun.

Stranger still, Venus is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, a phenomenon called retrograde motion.

Most theories attribute the reverse rotation to an ancient planetary collision.

That’s what happens when you make fun of Pluto’s mom.

Related: Space Facts, Venus

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