Venus 1

Solar System



Primary terrain

Terraformed cities,
deserts, grasslands, plains,
mountains and valleys.

Native species


Official language

English, Persian, Japanese

Venus was the second planet in the Solar System. It was terraformed in the 21st century and had an Astral Gate.

Physical characteristics Edit

Venus is one of the four solar terrestrial planets, meaning that, like Earth, it is a rocky body. In size and mass, it is very similar to Earth, and is often described as its 'sister', or Earth's twin. The diameter of Venus is only 650 km less than Earth's, and its mass is 81.5% of 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.

Atmosphere Edit

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 atmosphere of Venus had a high content of helium, which caused people to speak in a high-pitched voice, but was otherwise harmless. Pills could be taken orally to counteract the voice modulation. [1]

Climate Edit

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 its vast desert.

Life on Venus Edit

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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. The surface had habitable zones and desert.

Some of 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. [1]

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Waltz For Venus