14 September 2011, 02:49 PM ET
The newly discovered comet will disintegrate late tonight (Sept. 14).
14 September 2011, 11:57 AM ET
Following an unrelated coronal mass ejection, the Sun was caught pulling what is thought to be a Kruetz family comet to its fiery funeral. Venus is also in view as the bright object on the left. Captured by SOHO, September 13th and 14th.
10 September 2011, 04:34 AM ET
Was it the 45th anniversary of the movie Star Trek, events in space to remember 9/11 or something else?
18 August 2011, 07:42 AM ET
On August 16, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured this time-lapsed imagery of a coronal mass ejection passing in front of its view of the "Morning Star". Being that the planet was more than 62 million miles away, it never posed a threat.
26 July 2011, 04:07 PM ET
See photos of Venus, a cloud-covered planet with an ultra-hot surface.
23 June 2011, 08:01 AM ET
The planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars are shining bright at dawn in the northeastern sky.
20 June 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Venus is our closest neighbor, but we know very little about how it became the hellish planet it is today.
07 June 2011, 01:04 AM ET
The hemispheric view of Venus, as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, is centered on the South Pole.
27 May 2011, 12:49 PM ET
Look to the skies this Memorial Day weekend to see four planets near the moon.
11 May 2011, 01:41 PM ET
Over the next two weeks, the four brightest planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, perform a complex dance at dawn
10 May 2011, 02:29 PM ET
Two shining planets will align in the night and daytime skies this week.
06 May 2011, 07:35 AM ET
See Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars together in the predawn sky over the next week.
28 April 2011, 02:46 PM ET
Skywatching tips for how you can view six planets aligned above the rising sun.
21 April 2011, 11:53 AM ET
The two planets will experience an unusual conjunction, offering rare views for skywatchers.
07 April 2011, 02:00 PM ET
The vortex at Venus' south pole can look like a giant 'S' or number '8.'
01 April 2011, 05:33 PM ET
Here's a look at how to observe the planets of the solar system in 2011.
30 March 2011, 05:26 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft now circling Mercury is set to tackle some of the planet's mysteries – including whether or not water ice lurks in its craters.
30 March 2011, 12:30 PM ET
Venus and the moon will shine bright together before sunrise on March 31.
29 March 2011, 05:01 PM ET
A stark, gray landscape and big crater dominate the 1st photo of Mercury from orbit.
28 March 2011, 05:20 PM ET
NASA's Messenger probe will photograph previously unseen regions of Mercury's south pole.
21 March 2011, 05:05 PM ET
Does our magnetic field really shield Earth from the solar wind?
17 March 2011, 08:39 PM ET
NASA's Messenger spacecraft will study Mercury from orbit for the next 12 months.
17 March 2011, 10:00 AM ET
NASA's Messenger spacecraft will become the first probe ever to orbit the solar system's innermost planet.
16 March 2011, 04:57 PM ET
Here are 10 interesting features of the $446 million Messenger spacecraft and its mission to the planet Mercury.
16 March 2011, 08:00 AM ET
After more than six years of spaceflight, NASA's Messenger probe is almost ready to begin investigating some key questions about the planet Mercury.
15 March 2011, 05:41 PM ET
NASA's Messenger probe will become the first spacecraft ever to enter into orbit around the solar system's innermost planet.
14 March 2011, 11:15 AM ET
NASA's Messenger spacecraft arrives in orbit around Mercury on Thursday, March 17.
26 February 2011, 09:12 AM ET
Venus and the moon should give skywatchers a morning sky show on Monday.
28 January 2011, 04:41 PM ET
Early-bird skywatchers will get a pre-dawn treat of Venus near the moon this weekend.
26 January 2011, 06:40 PM ET
The moon, Saturn, Venus and several stars offer a pre-dawn sky show on Thursday, Jan. 27.
17 January 2011, 06:35 PM ET
A list of skywatching events in January 2011 that you don't want to miss.
05 January 2011, 09:38 AM ET
Early risers this week will be treated to a spectacular display: Mercury, Venus, and Saturn will appear just before sunrise.
30 December 2010, 02:26 PM ET
Venus and the moon will offer an early New Year's Eve spectacle for skywatchers rising before dawn on Dec. 31 to mark the end of 2010.
20 December 2010, 10:00 AM ET
How to best observe the major planets of our Solar System. Some have worlds of their own.
17 December 2010, 03:46 PM ET
A Japanese Venus probe's failure to enter into orbit around the searing-hot planet last week will likely cause the nation's space program to dial back its future ambitions, according to a mission scientist.
13 December 2010, 12:13 PM ET
Venus is so bright you can see it even in the daytime right now — if you know where to look.