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Answer:   Venus

Venus, the goddess of love and beauty to the Romans, Greeks, and Babylonians, was probably named because of its striking brilliance. Its sulfuric acid clouds reflect 71 percent of all sunlight falling on the planet.

[Venus and Jupiter at Chaco]
Twilight at Chaco Culture National Historical Park near Nageezi, New Mexico on May 28, 2002 revealed Venus, the third brightest object in the sky. Above and to the left of Venus was Jupiter, the fourth brightest object in the heavens. At the Chaco Observatory an evening program was being presented after which the participants would be stargazing through telescopes. Digital photography by Gary A. Becker...

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