9 surreal images of Venus
Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM
Venus, second planet to the sun, is named for the Roman goddess of beauty and love. While eerily beautiful, the surface of Venus is as hostile as the deepest recesses of space. Wrapped in thick clouds of sulfuric acid, the planet’s surface simmers under a seemingly impenetrable atmosphere. Despite its nearness to Earth, the planet remains largely a mystery.