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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Brightest Planets to See in October's Night Sky
See Mercury at the Beginning of October 2014
October 2nd, 2014
Look up to see planets parading across the sky this month. A series of planets, big and small, will reveal themselves to skywatchers on Earth, if weather permits.
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'Venus Zone' Could Aid Search for Earth-Like Alien Worlds
Earth and Venus Comparison
September 11th, 2014
A team of researchers has delineated the "Venus Zone," the range of distances from a host star where planets are likely to resemble Earth's similarly sized sister planet, which has been rendered unlivably hot due to a runaway greenhouse effect.
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Jupiter & Venus Will Meet Up in the Morning Sky Monday
Jupiter and Venus, August 2014 Sky Map
August 15th, 2014
Get up early any morning this week to see a spectacular cosmic treat: two morning "stars" dancing at dawn.
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Sunday Skywatching: See Mars Meet Its Rival Antares
Mars and its "rival," the red star Antares, will dance together in the night sky on Sept. 28, 2014.
September 27th, 2014
For a couple of hours after nightfall Sunday (Sept. 28), Mars will be a fairly conspicuous light. The Red Planet will have a companion this evening; sitting below and to its left will shine the reddish 1st-magnitude star Antares.
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Venus and Bright Star Shine Together Early Saturday
Venus and the bright star Regulus will shine bright near each other about one hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 6.
September 5th, 2014
Early-bird stargazers with clear weather on Saturday (Sept. 6) we will be treated to a striking celestial sight when the most brilliant planet in the night sky passes close to one of the brightest stars in the sky.
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European Probe Survives Daring Dive Through Venus Atmosphere
Venus Express Aerobraking
August 21st, 2014
The Venus Express probe wrapped up its "aerobraking" move and entered a new, higher orbit late last month. It will continue to study Venus for several more months and then, as its fuel runs out, dip back into the planet's atmosphere for good.
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