Transit of Venus Across the Sun 2012: Latest News

Get the latest news and tips for the rare Venus transit across the sun on June 6, 2012. The next one is in 2117!
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Venus?
Venus in 1979
February 3rd, 2015
With its intense heat, thick air and high pressure, Venus is not an ideal vacation spot.
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Venus Points the Way to Mercury in Night Sky This Week
Mercury and Venus in January 2015
January 8th, 2015
The hard-to-spot planet Mercury can be found near Venus just after sunset this week, offering a great chance to see the closest planet to sun. Here's how to see Mercury and Venus together in January's night sky.
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Moon, Venus, Mars Meet in Friday Night Sky: How to See It
Mars, Venus, and the Moon, February 2015 Sky Map
February 18th, 2015
Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display Friday. If you've been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting sl
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Heavy-Metal Frost May Coat Mountains On Venus
Radar image of Venus' Ovda highlands region. The bright areas are highland plateaus, and the curious dark spots are mysterious areas at the highest elevations.
January 22nd, 2015
A re-analysis of data gathered by a NASA spacecraft more than 20 years ago suggests that exotic heavy-metal frost may be present in the mountains and highlands of Venus.
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Planet Venus to Dazzle Stargazers in 2015 Night Sky
Venus in January 2015
January 2nd, 2015
Currently hovering very low in the southwest twilight sky near the setting sun these evenings is the most brilliant of the planets: Venus. And in the New Year, this planet will truly shine.
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How to See the Brightest Planets in February's Night Sky
Venus is an "evening star" in February 2015. Look for it in the southwestern sky just after sunset.
February 5th, 2015
Jupiter will dazzle all night long for the entire month, and if you’re awake in the early morning hours, look for the ringed wonder, Saturn. Skywatchers will also have good opportunuties to see Mercury, Venus and Mars this month.
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Scientists Observe Solar System Planets Like Alien Worlds
Many Moons Graphic
January 11th, 2015
Getting a handle on what rocky worlds in our solar system would look like from afar will give us a basis for comparison as we seek out distant, habitable exoplanets.
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Venus Gets Weirder: CO2 Oceans May Have Covered Surface
This image shows the surface of the northern hemisphere of Venus as observed by NASA's Magellan radar-mapping spacecraft, which peered through the planet's thick clouds during a mission that ended in 1994. Scientists now suspect Venus may have once harbor
December 28th, 2014
Venus may have once possessed strange oceans of carbon dioxide fluid that helped shape the planet's surface, researchers say.
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