The tempertaure in mercury is 350o but he temperature in venus is 465 but the mercury planet is

The Tempertaure in Mercury is 350 degree but he temperature in venus is 465 degree But the Mercury planet is near to sun but the Venus has high temperature than Mercury why?
Asked Feb 26, 2013
Venus has a very dense atmosphere that retains heat. Mercury has no atmosphere and spins very slowly, allowing heat to escape. It can reach temperatures equal to Venus on the sun side but it falls into negative temps on the side away from the sun making for a lower average temp.
Answered Feb 26, 2013

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