09 November 2005, 01:32 AM ET
A European probe is bound for the planet Venus on a mission to peel back the shroud of the planet’s thick atmosphere after successfully launching into space atop a Russian rocket.
08 November 2005, 11:54 AM ET
BERLIN (AP) – Scientists were counting down Tuesday for the blast off of a Russian booster rocket carrying a European-built probe aimed at exploring the hot, dense atmosphere around Venus.
04 November 2005, 06:23 AM ET
Venus is the first planet you'll spot as darkness falls. You can even see it before sunset if you know just where to look in the southwest sky.
26 October 2005, 10:48 AM ET
European scientists are reasonably confident their Venus Express spacecraft will launch to Earth's nearest neighbor before the tight window of opportunity when the planets are aligned slams shut in a few weeks.
26 October 2005, 07:00 AM ET
Despite a delayed start, Europe’s first Venus probe is preparing to launch spaceward on a mission to study the planet’s soupy atmosphere and, hopefully, answer many of the nagging questions raised by past expeditions to the cloudy world.
24 October 2005, 07:00 AM ET
Venus is commonly known as Earth's "twin sister," but when it comes to being alike, these two are more like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito than Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
21 October 2005, 05:12 PM ET
The launch of Europe’s first Venus probe has been delayed after pad workers found signs of contamination atop the spacecraft’s Russian-built rocket, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Friday.
26 August 2005, 07:11 AM ET
In the evening of Sept. 1, the two planets will pair-off in a striking conjunction low in the western evening twilight.
24 June 2005, 06:41 AM ET
Saturn, Venus and Mercury gather for an eyecatching sight.
07 June 2005, 07:00 AM ET
Most television science fiction shows fling humans out to the vast reaches of the galaxy, but "Voyage to the Planets and Beyond" is content with exploring our own planetary backyard.
13 May 2005, 06:23 AM ET
With each passing day, Venus has been moving on a slow course toward the east and pulling away from the Sun’s general vicinity. Now it's emerging as the evening star.
27 August 2004, 07:00 AM ET
With no planets in the evening sky, morning is where the action is, otherworld-wise. The nifty pairing of Venus and Saturn is worth a look.
26 August 2004, 07:00 AM ET
In an interview, David Grinspoon explains how Venus evolved from a wet planet similar to Earth to the scorching hot, dried-out furnace of today. Then he discusses the possibility that Venus was once an inhabited world.
02 August 2004, 07:14 AM ET
Sunlight drops when Mercury or Venus cross the face of the Sun and when sunspots cross the surface. Yet when there are few sunspots, sunlight also decreases.