Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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'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.
03 May 2007, 02:00 PM ET
A new finding resolves a decades-long mystery.
13 April 2007, 06:11 AM ET
Venus shines so brilliantly in the west-northwest sky soon as the sun sets that some readers are wondering if it's something else.
12 April 2007, 10:36 AM ET
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Japan is building upon its past successes in space to forge a range of initiatives, from disaster warning systems, probes to Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, as well as conduct an aggressive lunar exploration campaign.
10 April 2007, 07:03 AM ET
New images from a Venus-orbiting satellite reveal the planet’s atmosphere is much more dynamic than previously thought, and that conditions can change in a matter of hours.
15 December 2006, 12:05 AM ET
Venus passed superior conjunction (appearing to go behind the Sun as seen from Earth) back on October 27. Since then, it has been mired deep in the brilliant glare of the Sun. Nonetheless, with each passing day, it has been moving on a slow course towar