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!
A spike in UFO reports this week may likely stem from the bright planet Venus, which is set to dazzle in early November.
A spacecraft using a bold new method to study Venus — flying directly through the planet's atmosphere — has found that the atmosphere at Venus poles is thinner than expected.
Venus is currently a prime observing target, but skywatchers should be careful while it appears close to the sun.
Lightning on Venus and Earth may spark in much the same way despite vast differences in the atmospheres of the two planets, scientists say.
It may seem downright bizarre, but a new model of Venus' super-hot atmosphere suggests its greenhouse gases may actually be cooling the planet's interior.
Venus is shining bright this week and appears as a crescent as it makes way for a show from Jupiter.
This week, Jupiter and the nearly full moon make great skywatching targets.
This weekend marks the peak of a beautiful alignment of the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn in the evening sky. This impressive gathering comes ahead of the annual Perseid meteor shower, a shooting star fest that will be at its best Aug. 11 to 13.
A spectacular gathering of three of the brightest planets will be the chief celestial attraction in the evening sky during the next couple of weeks.
This NASA animation envisions the robotic exploration of Venus from air, ground and orbit to uncover the secrets of the second planet from the sun.
A trio of planets converging in the night sky this week to give casual skywatchers the perfect chance to see Mars, Venus and Saturn.
The crescent moon will appear near each of the skies the brightest planets, Venus, Mars, and Saturn, this week.
Venus may once have had oceans and could have been a friendly place for life, a new study suggests.
The world's first solar sail, the unmanned Ikaros spacecraft built by Japan, shines in new photos taken by a tiny space camera during a deep space photo session.
Japan's new solar sail has fully deployed and begun generating power through its embedded solar cells.
Now is the best time to observe the brightest planet in the sky, Venus. Look for this brightest planet in the night sky just after sunset — and up until midnight in some parts!