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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Venus Displays Its Brilliant Morning Finery for the Fall
Venus in Fall 2015
August 28th, 2015
Venus has spent the summer in the western evening sky, but come fall, it will instead appear in the east before sunrise.
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How to See Venus, Saturn, Jupiter & Mercury in July's Night Sky
Saturn in July 2015
July 1st, 2015
July offers opportunities to see Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury overhead. Here's how, and when, to spot them.
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Best Planets to See in August's Night Sky
Saturn, August 2015
August 7th, 2015
Saturn will shine during the month of August, and with luck stargazers will be able to catch a glimpse of Mars and Venus if they know when to look with this day-by-day breakdown.
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See Venus at Its Most Brilliant Tonight
Brilliant Venus, July 10, 2015
July 10th, 2015
Venus is putting on a show for skywatchers throughout July. Tonight (July 10), Earth's "sister planet" will be at its most luminous, blazing brightly in the western sky.
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Venus and Jupiter Put on a Celestial Show This Month
Venus and Jupiter in July 1 Night Sky
July 1st, 2015
If you've been watching the western sky just after sunset lately, you will have noticed two bright objects, gradually drawing closer. These are the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, and they're putting on a show this month.
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Venus, Jupiter and Saturn (Oh, My!) The Brightest Planets of June
Venus, June 6, 2015
June 5th, 2015
With the northern summer just a few weeks away, the month of June is bringing a delight of planets in the night sky for stargazers to enjoy, but only if weather permits and you know when and where to look.
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First Flybys: From Mercury to Pluto, a History of Solar System Surveys
New Horizons at Pluto (Artist's Concept)
July 13th, 2015
The New Horizons probe's flyby of Pluto on Tuesday (July 14) will wrap up the initial reconnaissance of the solar system, an endeavor that began more than 50 years ago.
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Venus and Jupiter Put on Cosmic Show for Ramadan
Venus and Jupiter Encounter at Rasulullah Mosque
July 5th, 2015
A set of sublime images from reader Saheed Jafari show Venus and Jupiter providing cosmic decorations during the month of Ramadan.
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Venus' Volcanoes Are Likely Still Active
Artist’s Concept of a Volcano on Venus
June 24th, 2015
Venus' volcanoes are likely still spewing out lava, a new study suggests.The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft observed temperatures spiking by several hundred degrees Fahrenheit in some spots on the planet's surface.
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