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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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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Venus Shining at Its Best in the Night Sky
On Saturday, June 6, Venus reaches its greatest angular distance from the sun, and appears like a tiny first quarter moon in a telescope.
June 6th, 2015
If you've been watching the sky in the early evening lately, you can't have missed seeing the planet Venus in the west and now this planet is putting on brilliant show in the night sky.
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See Venus and the Moon Shine Bright Tonight
Venus and Western Sky May 21
May 21st, 2015
On Thursday evening (May 21) as darkness falls, the two brightest objects of the night will be calling attention to themselves. The crescent moon will be accompanied by the brightest planet, the dazzling so-called "evening star": the planet Venus.
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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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Highlights of May's Night Sky: The Big Dipper, Moon and Venus
Big Dipper Over the Canary Islands
May 15th, 2015
The famous Big Dipper star pattern shines in May's night sky, as do the moon and a surprisingly nocturnal Venus.
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Full Moon Shines Over Lighthouse in Stunning View (Photo)
Moon and Belt of Venus Diesel
April 29th, 2015
Greg Diesel took this image of the moon over the Bodie Island Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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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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Venus Plane Pushed for Next NASA Next Frontiers Mission
Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform
May 12th, 2015
An inflatable drone could cruise the sulfurous skies of Venus next decade if Northrop Gruman can sell NASA on the mission.
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