Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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.
08 July 2008, 07:00 AM ET
Earth has liquid water and plate tectonics, but its most special feature might just be us.
04 July 2008, 10:02 AM ET
Three planets are now putting on a show as prominent evening luminaries.
19 June 2008, 06:44 AM ET
Almost weekly, there's an announcement of another extrasolar planet.
29 May 2008, 07:02 AM ET
The minor planet causing the Kappa Cygnid meteor shower has been identified.
18 April 2008, 06:42 AM ET
Mercury is the most difficult of the five 'naked-eye' planets to see.
04 April 2008, 04:36 PM ET
Venus Express searches for active Venusian volcanoes.
14 March 2008, 01:42 AM ET
Mars's and Venus's atmospheres are surprisingly similar.
06 March 2008, 06:03 AM ET
The young field of Astrobiology still has vocal critics.
28 February 2008, 09:44 AM ET
A colossal collision may explain Venus' mysteries, including its bone-dry surface and backwards spin.
25 February 2008, 05:39 PM ET
Quickly appearing and disappearing hazes imaged in Venus' atmosphere.
22 February 2008, 05:46 AM ET
Saturn is now at its best in our late-winter sky.
30 January 2008, 03:54 PM ET
NASA's MESSENGER probe has revealed a new side of Mercury.
25 January 2008, 05:58 AM ET
Spectacular sights in the next few weeks are reserved for early morning.
17 January 2008, 02:01 PM ET
Scientists are sifting through the first new Mercury images in 33 years.
16 January 2008, 04:19 PM ET
Scientists are sifting through the first new Mercury images in 33 years.
14 January 2008, 05:05 PM ET
A space probe zoomed by the planet Mercury Monday.
10 January 2008, 05:28 PM ET
SPACE.com's Night Sky column previews 2008's noteworthy sky events.
10 January 2008, 04:27 PM ET
A NASA probe will swing past the planet Mercury on Monday.
28 November 2007, 01:01 PM ET
New images show Venus is more Earth-like than previously thought.
11 October 2007, 02:00 PM ET
If not for ancient gravitational interactions with these planets, our moon's orbit might be closer to circular.
10 October 2007, 03:58 PM ET
Exotic molecule found in Venus's atmosphere, could affect greenhouse effect.
05 October 2007, 06:18 AM ET
Brilliant Venus peaks at its current morning apparition next week.
14 September 2007, 06:53 AM ET
The planet Venus has erupted into view in the eastern morning sky.
19 July 2007, 06:09 AM ET
It is difficult to build, launch and operate spacecraft on other worlds.
13 July 2007, 06:31 AM ET
Venus has been a prominent evening object since last winter.
29 June 2007, 06:00 AM ET
The goddess of beauty meets the Lord of the Rings
18 June 2007, 06:38 AM ET
A 'Goldilocks' planet hailed as the first world outside our solar system capable of supporting life might actually be too hot.
12 June 2007, 06:52 AM ET
A desert moon suggests how our planet might end up.
04 June 2007, 03:49 PM ET
The upcoming flyby NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft over Venus could provide new insights about the cloud-shrouded planet and will serve as a dress rehearsal for its rendezvous with Mercury next year.
18 May 2007, 06:03 AM ET
Four naked-eye planets visible beginning about 45 minutes after sundown.
11 May 2007, 06:11 AM ET
The brightest planet will snuggle with our Moon in the evening sky.