Why is Venus hotter than Mercury?

Venus has a thick atmosphere, much thicker than the Earth’s. The atmosphere is mainly carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide filled atmosphere causes the greenhouse effect (which is also happening on Earth at some lesser extent). This greenhouse effect traps large amounts of heat within the planet.That is why Venus is hotter than Mercury even though Mercury is closer to the Sun.If you are interested go see: Why are nights on planet Mercury freezing cold, even though it is the closest to the Sun?

One thought on “Why is Venus hotter than Mercury?”

  1. I dont know weather this infomation is true but I have hurd that it is because of the gases on Mercury that keeps it that little bit cooler than Venus

Comments are closed.