Venus Enamel Pin
Pin Club May 2023 - Venus
Limited Edition 1.5" Hard Enamel Pin
Venus is the brightest object in our sky after the Sun and the Moon. Often called the "Evening Star" that seems to appear around or sunset, or the "Morning Star" that shines bright around sunrise. Venus is most easily visible when the sun is going up or down, but did you know that when the conditions are right it's possible to see Venus during the day?
The reason that Venus is so bright is not just because she is the system's second planet and our own celestial neighbor, but because she is shrouded in thick, sulfuric clouds that make her very reflective to light.
Those clouds trap in the heat Venus absorbs from the sun and does not let it escape, keeping her at a sweltering average of almost 870 degrees Fahrenheit across the entire planet. The pressures on the planet are so great that it turns several gaseous elements in the atmosphere near the surface into supercritical fluids.
The surface of Venus is difficult to observe here on Earth, but we have sent probes and satellites there to study it closer. What we discovered was a rust-colored world filled with the remains of crushed mountains and scattered volcanos by the thousands.