Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Venus

Target: Venus

Roman name for the goddess of love. This planet was considered to be the brightest and most beautiful planet or star in the heavens. Other civilizations have named it for their god or goddess of love/war.


Venus Images With Names

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Interactive Images & Maps

  • Map-a-Planet: Venus maps
  • Venus Map: Interactive map of Venus with a variety of information available for viewing, such as nomenclature and geology, on the PIGWAD web site.

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