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Planet Venus has a similar size and density as Earth. It orbits the Sun just slightly closer. Its atmosphere is 90 times heavier than Earth's and mostly composed of carbon dioxide. A 20 km (12 mi.) thick global cloud deck composed of sulphuric acid obscures any view of the surface. This image looking at the south pole shows structure in the cloud deck, seen only in ultraviolet light,

CREDIT: ESA/ MPS/DLR/IDA.

Source:
http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2008/02/During_Venus_Express_orbit_number_465_on_30_july_2007