Venus is the Hottest Planet

Venus is the Hottest Planet

Venus, the only female planet, is the hottest in the solar system. Her body is obscured by a veil of sulfuric rain that smothers with density and pressure. Unable to reach her surface, NASA used microwave vision to expose her hidden crust. Her body revealed, they used thousands of goddesses and heroines to name her surface. Venus is the Hottest Planet is a website that narratively explores these names. The homepage pictured in the sketch is animated: the planet spins, the text flashes and changes color, the stars twinkle. The user uses a curser shaped like a rocket to click on the spinning planet and land on its surface. Pop-up windows appear to tell the user who they have landed on and to supply context to the name. Every click reveals a different heroine/goddess.

A version of this site was picked for Creative Capital's On Our Radar, 2016.