Physics
Ramirez1
2021-02-23 21:21:03
With an average surface temperature of about 737 K, _______ is the hottest planet. a. Earth b. Mercury c. Mars d. Venus
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ErnestoHuskin
2021-02-23 22:46:17

Venus is, on average, even hotter than Mercury.  The reason is because Mercury is tidally locked, so the side opposite the sun is quite cold.  Venus has a dense heat-trapping atmosphere, and thus its average surface temperature is quite high.

Lestourgeon481
2021-02-23 22:47:32

I believe it is Venus since it is the closest planet to the sun with an atmosphere.  While Mercury may be the answer, I think Venus is more probable since the atmosphere traps a tremendous amount of heat--however, I may be wrong.  Although, this problem could be easily google searched.

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