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Physical characteristics Edit
Venus is one of the four solar terrestrial planets, meaning that, like the Earth, it is a rocky body. In size and mass, it is very similar to the Earth, and is often described as its 'sister', or Earth's twin. The diameter of Venus is only 650 km less than the Earth's, and its mass is 81.5% of the Earth's. However, conditions on the Venusian surface differ radically from those on Earth, due to its dense carbon dioxide atmosphere. About 80% of Venus's surface is covered by smooth volcanic plains, consisting of 70% plains with wrinkle ridges and 10% smooth or lobate plains. As well as the impact craters, mountains, and valleys commonly found on rocky planets, Venus has a number of unique surface features. Among these are flat-topped volcanic features called farra, which look somewhat like pancakes and range in size from 20–50 km across, and 100–1,000 m high radial.
Venus has an extremely dense atmosphere, which consists mainly of carbon dioxide and a small amount of nitrogen. The CO2-rich atmosphere, along with thick clouds of sulfur dioxide, generates the strongest greenhouse effect in this planet, creating surface temperatures of over 460°C. Above the dense CO2 layer are thick clouds consisting mainly of sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid droplets. These clouds reflect about 60% of the sunlight that falls on them back into space, and prevent the direct observation of Venus's surface in visible light!
The natural climate of Venus would be inhospitable as the surface temperature is over 460°C. The thick clouds of sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide would precipitate sulfuric acid rain droplets, but due to the high temperatures the rain evaporates before reaching the surface. In relation of Cowboy Bebop, Venus, in 2071, has been terraformed and this has allowed life to be sustained. The atmosphere of Venus has been changed through the introduction of plants which converts carbon dioxide to oxygen through photosynthesis. Venus does not have any natural seas, which explains the vast desert.
Life on Venus Edit
Numerous floating islands were constructed above the surface of the planet and acted as filters for Venus' natural Carbon dioxide atmosphere that would normally make life unsustainable. They were grown on islands because the surface was too hot.The plants had an adverse side-effect in humans called Venus Sickness. The airborne disease caused blindness in some people who came into contact with the spores.
The Grey Ash plant cures Venus Sickness but it is extremely rare and expensive to purchase. It is thus a valuable part of the black market trade on Venus.
The atmosphere of Venus has a high content of helium which causes people to speak in a high-pitched voice but is otherwise harmless. Pills are taken orally to counter-act the voice modulation.
Venus rotates backwards compared to the other planets
The surface of Venus is very dry and characterized with flat plains, highland regions, and depressions
There are very few impact craters on Venus. Mars, the Moon and Mercury are full of impact craters
Venus' gravity is about 90% of the pull of gravity on Earth
Most of the signs using Arabic script are Farsi (Persian). There are small nods to Persian culture in the episode as well, such as when Stella prepares tea for Spike in the Persian style (with sugar cubes and in the proper glass, the estekhan), or when she is wearing what appears to be a Persian headscarf when she [Stella] first meets Spike.
Venus is modeled after 19th century Istanbul, Turkey.