Our mother planet Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the climate here is, well, just right for life. But in the Solar System, there are planets both hotter and colder than Earth.
So which planet is the hottest?
If you’re guess it’s Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, well you’re not the only one. Apparently, many people think it is Mercury since it is closest to the sun.
Mercury sure is hot, but Venus is hotter.
Although it’s further away from the Sun, Venus has a very thick atmosphere of CO2, which adds incredible pressure, and traps in the heat. The resulting heat? Hot enough to melt a lead.