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!
NASA's Messenger spacecraft arrives in orbit around Mercury on Thursday, March 17.
Venus and the moon should give skywatchers a morning sky show on Monday.
Early-bird skywatchers will get a pre-dawn treat of Venus near the moon this weekend.
The moon, Saturn, Venus and several stars offer a pre-dawn sky show on Thursday, Jan. 27.
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Early risers this week will be treated to a spectacular display: Mercury, Venus, and Saturn will appear just before sunrise.
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.
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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.
Venus is so bright you can see it even in the daytime right now — if you know where to look.
The Japanese Venus probe Akatsuki may have overshot the planet because of an impacting object, or an engine glitch.
A Japanese Venus probe failed to enter into orbit around the hellishly hot planet yesterday (Dec. 6). The spacecraft may try again in seven years, when its orbit loops around close to Venus again, or it may be gone for good.
Japan's Akatsuki space probe has arrived at Venus, but hit a snag while attempting to enter orbit around the planet.
A Japanese spacecraft on its way to study the atmosphere of Venus is set to arrive at the planet today.
Mysterious clouds discovered on Venus could serve as a cautionary tale for a proposed method of combating climate change here on Earth.
Early-rising skywatchers may want to catch Thursday's triple sky show of Venus, the moon and a bright morning star.
The surfaces of Mars, Venus and the Moon could be suitable for farming, study suggests.