Stranger still is the fact that a day on Venus is longer than a year! It's orbital period around the Sun is only 225 days. According to the Venusian calendar, WW II ended only 56 days ago!
one of only two planets that rotate the opposite direction, called retrograde
motion. There are several theories why Venus rotates this way. Both involve
collision in Venus' past that altered the rotation of the planet.
Copyright © 1997 Kathy A. Miles and Charles F. Peters II