09 March 2012, 02:41 PM ET
Consider these facts when spotting Venus and Jupiter close in the sky.
08 March 2012, 03:52 PM ET
Skywatchers can spot the full moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and perhaps even Uranus tonight.
08 March 2012, 12:58 PM ET
The planets Jupiter and Venus will meet up in the sky March 15.
02 March 2012, 12:42 PM ET
The Red Planet's nearest approach to us occurs as the Morning Star and the Largest Gas Giant appear together for a planetary spectacle in March 2012. The spring equinox brings about the Sun-Earth Day celebration and Comet Garrard joins the party.
01 March 2012, 05:32 PM ET
Chemicals on Europa's surface may turn its subsurface ocean into a huge acid bath.
29 February 2012, 01:59 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 24, 2012, with the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite.
28 February 2012, 05:21 AM ET
Matt Hartman captured Venus, Jupiter and the Moon on the move in this time-lapse. Recorded on February 25th, 2012.
27 February 2012, 12:54 PM ET
Roberto Porto captured this incredible imagery of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon (seen on the horizon) on the road to Teide National Park in Tenerife, Spain. Taken on February 24, 2012.
27 February 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Jupiter and Venus lined up with the moon, and will get even closer together in March.
27 February 2012, 12:31 PM ET
See amazing photos of Venus, Jupiter and the moon in a celestial triple conjunction.
25 February 2012, 12:02 PM ET
Venus, Jupiter and Mercury can be seen near the moon at sunset. Mars makes an appearance.
24 February 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Jupiter, Venus and the crescent moon will shine extra bright just after sunset in the western sky this weekend.
23 February 2012, 02:47 PM ET
The Slooh Space Camera will webcast the action live on Feb. 25 and 26.
15 February 2012, 07:00 AM ET
There's no room for multibillion-dollar exploration efforts in the current NASA budget.
13 February 2012, 01:29 PM ET
A hidden lake beneath an icy shelf could provide clues for how to explore Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa.
09 February 2012, 04:43 PM ET
Russian scientists have drilled 13,000 feet below Antarctica to the Lake Vostok, sealed off to the world for at least 14 million years, and if life can be found there, it may be possible in similar conditions on Europa and Enceladus.
03 February 2012, 05:18 PM ET
NASA's Juno probe is the first solar-powered spacecraft to the outer solar system.
02 February 2012, 02:51 PM ET
Jupiter is a giant among the solar system planets. See photos of Jupiter from telescopes and visiting spacecraft.
31 January 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.
28 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A waxing crescent moon will pay a visit to Jupiter in the evening sky.
19 January 2012, 10:22 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, DARPA’s Galileo program seeks to bridge the precision fiber optic controls and long-baseline astronomical interferometry technical communities to enable imaging of objects in GEO faster than is possible today.
16 January 2012, 11:19 AM ET
See amazing astronomy images created by French-born artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot in the 1800s.
07 January 2012, 08:00 AM ET
From a dazzling meteor shower to a smoky nebula with a bright heart, it's been a remarkable week for space photography.
05 January 2012, 01:49 PM ET
On Jan. 10, skywatchers will be able to see Ganymede and Europa cross the face of Jupiter.
28 December 2011, 11:21 AM ET
The Beidou satnav system currently consists of 10 satellites but will grow to 35 by 2020.
21 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
14 December 2011, 05:16 PM ET
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together in the evening sky over the next couple months.
09 December 2011, 03:22 PM ET
The lander mission is just a concept, but it could launch by 2020.
08 December 2011, 03:25 PM ET
Jupiter & Venus, the two brightest planets dance each night closer until, on March 14th, 2012, they appear to pass within 3° of one another. Animation made with Starry Night software.
02 December 2011, 03:52 PM ET
The planets are all about the size of Jupiter.
22 November 2011, 12:28 PM ET
With a worldwide shortage of plutonium-238, future planetary science missions are in jeopardy.
15 November 2011, 04:31 PM ET
Jupiter's icy moon Europa has long intrigued scientists.
11 November 2011, 01:20 PM ET
Properties of asteroid Lutetia have been found to be similar to the original material that formed the Earth. The animation depicts what is thought to have caused its drastic change in orbit to now reside in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
10 November 2011, 04:34 PM ET
Computer simulations show that a quick change in Jupiter's orbit caused a chain reaction and forever changed the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system, perhaps throwing a sister into the cosmic void.
04 November 2011, 11:19 AM ET
An Italian watchmaking company created three timepieces to celebrate Galileo and his legacy.
19 October 2011, 04:33 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off carrying NASA's Juno mission.