Our solar system is one of the billions of solar systems of the Milky Way Galaxy. Each Solar system has its own mysteries, similarly ours too.
We all know that there are 8 planets in our solar system and each has its own mysteries.
Let me ask you one thing…
According to the orbital alignment, which planet is the closest to the sun?
Obviously, it is mercury.
Then, according to this fact, mercury being the closest planet to the sun, it must be the hottest also.
But here is a surprise, mercury is not the hottest planet in the solar system.
What?? What rubbish is this? The closest object to the heat source is always the hottest. Then why mercury is not the hottest planet in the solar system and which planet took the title from mercury?
Well, why mercury is not the hottest planet of the solar system, it is a different topic discussion, we must discuss it in some other article. Today we will discuss the hottest planet of the solar system, which is Venus- the twin sister of the earth.
What! Venus is the hottest planet. But how?
Well, there could be many reasons, I am not aware of all of that. Here I have selected 3 reasons that I think are the possible and probable reasons for Venus being the hottest planet of the solar system.
Let us begin with the reasons…
Venus Has a Thick Atmosphere
Venus’s atmosphere is full of carbon dioxide which creates a greenhouse effect on the planet.
What does this mean?
It means that the heat at the surface of the planet got trapped inside it and make it the hottest planet of the solar system.
Comparing this to the other planets, they have a thinner atmosphere that takes heat but releases it nearby while venus keeps it at its surface and becomes hotter and hotter.
Venus has a perfectly circular orbit
All the planets except venus have an elliptical orbit and the sun is at one of the foci. This simply represents that every planet is closer to the sun for some sort of time and farther for a period.
When the planet is closer to the sun, the heat energy of the sun highly impacts the planet. Due to this high impact, the temperature of the planet is higher.
On the other hand, when the planet is farther from the sun, the heat light impacts. due to this low impact, the temperature of the planet is lower.
Because of this Higher and lower temperature, the mean temperature of the planet is very much lower than the higher temperature.
This happens with almost every planet except Venus.
But why not venus?
Because Venus has a perfectly circular orbit and the sun at its center.
A perfect circle means the distance between the sun and the Venus is same throughout the year and the impact of the heat energy is uniform for the entire year.
Due to this perfectly circular orbit, Venus gets a heat of uniform intensity which makes it hotter. So this was the 2nd reason why Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system?
Venus is the Slowest Planet
Do you know, Venus is the slowest planet in the solar system?
If not… It is the slowest planet in the solar system.
How does its speed matter in its hotness?
Well, a slower speed makes Venus’ same surface exposed to the for a longer period. Any object exposed longer to a heat source will become hotter. That’s a theory, a natural law, not need to be proved.
Its slower speed and longer exposure to the sun make it receive maximum heat and its thicker atmosphere capture it and trap it forever.
I hope I have done with reasons why Venus is the hottest planet of the Solar System. Please let us know if you found any other reason.