How hot is the surface of Venus?

From Dr. Samuel J. Mitchell’s Garden Talk “What secrets do volcanoes hide?
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Venus has a surface temperature of over 450 degrees Celsius, day and night. Its thick atmosphere, made mostly of carbon dioxide, is much more pressurized than Earth's. The atmosphere on Venus is not a gas or a liquid, but rather a supercritical fluid, which is a unique state of matter that exhibits properties of both gases and liquids. In short, Venus would be a very inhospitable place for humans.

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