Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
02 December 2009, 10:35 AM ET
Take a last look at Venus as it disappears behind the sun for a few months.
01 December 2009, 12:38 PM ET
Super Earths are named for their size, but these planets – which range from about 2 to 10 Earth masses – could be superior to the Earth when it comes to sustaining life. They could also provide an answer to the ‘Fermi Paradox’: Why haven’t we been visite
30 October 2009, 09:35 AM ET
Venus has been billed as Earth's twin, but a new Japanese mission will find out why the two planets remain so very different.
30 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Venus has been billed as Earth's twin, but a new Japanese mission will find out why the two planets remain so very different.
19 October 2009, 08:13 AM ET
Venus, Saturn and the Moon rising together just before sunrise at Bretagne, France.
29 September 2009, 01:24 PM ET
Night Sky column for September 25.
28 September 2009, 08:55 AM ET
Water is all over the solar system and the rest of the galaxy. What's it mean to the search for life?
12 August 2009, 08:41 AM ET
This week, the moon pays spectacular visits to Venus and the Pleiades.
30 July 2009, 05:14 PM ET
Bright spot appears in Venus' clouds; cause unknown.
14 July 2009, 07:22 AM ET
New Venus Express map shows possible signature of granite, could indicate past oceans, plate tectonics.
11 July 2009, 11:29 AM ET
The two planets are prominent in the predawn sky these July mornings.
17 June 2009, 08:39 PM ET
Before dawn June 19, watch the moon approach Venus and Mars; later in the day, spot Venus in full daylight.
15 May 2009, 01:07 PM ET
Brilliant Venus is close to reddish Mars.
17 April 2009, 09:06 AM ET
In the early morning, the thin waning crescent Moon will cover up Venus for most of North America.
13 March 2009, 01:58 PM ET
The planet Venus is now moving steadily lower with each passing night.
06 March 2009, 01:47 PM ET
The planet Venus is now moving steadily lower with each passing night.
04 March 2009, 08:53 AM ET
Glorious Venus became a gossamer crescent as it transitions from 'evening star' to 'morning star' on the day of closest approach to Earth. This 'inferior conjunction' takes place every 8 years.
26 February 2009, 04:14 PM ET
It has been a superb winter for viewing the queen of the planets, Venus.
13 February 2009, 11:14 AM ET
This month you'll have an opportunity to see all five naked-eye planets.
05 January 2009, 08:06 AM ET
New Venus Express data reveals evidence for the loss of water from the planet's day side.
16 December 2008, 10:32 AM ET
Venus crossed directly between the Earth and Sun on June 8th, 2004, an occurrence last viewed in the 19th century. Next viewing will occur on June 5th, 2012 and then on to the 22nd century (2117).
03 December 2008, 01:00 PM ET
Venus' clouds give up some of their secrets.
28 November 2008, 10:26 AM ET
A slender crescent moon will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.
21 November 2008, 11:04 AM ET
Jupiter and Venus, the two brightest planets, draw closer together.
19 November 2008, 05:52 AM ET
What would a concert on Mars or Venus sound like?
31 October 2008, 12:23 AM ET
Venus and the moon will deliver a Halloween treat visible this evening just as little ghosts and goblins head out to gather candy.
13 October 2008, 06:38 AM ET
Earth from afar, scientists hope to discern what signs of habitability to look for on other planets.
03 October 2008, 06:54 AM ET
This week will be a fine time to seek out planet Uranus.
23 September 2008, 06:47 AM ET
Cloud movements on Venus reveal wind speeds and patterns.
08 September 2008, 12:46 PM ET
The closest planet to the Sun may have ice. How is that possible?
26 August 2008, 05:16 PM ET
Venus will reclaim its role as the brilliant evening star.
22 August 2008, 06:43 AM ET
Recently, three planets have been clustered rather closely together.
11 August 2008, 06:56 AM ET
Scientists have suggested that possible microbial life could be transferred from Venus' clouds to Earth.
07 August 2008, 06:43 AM ET
The glint of starlight from oceans might show water on alien planets.
23 July 2008, 05:33 PM ET
Venus might be a good place to build a cloud city.
11 July 2008, 12:11 AM ET
July holds some great opportunities to see the International Space Station.