Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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.
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.