Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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
14 December 2006, 12:46 PM ET
Instruments aboard the Venus Express spacecraft have obtained the first large-area temperature map of the southern hemisphere of Venus’ searing surface.
17 November 2006, 01:54 PM ET
11 September 2006, 11:43 AM ET
Beefed up imagery taken from the hellish surface of Venus nearly 25 years ago is offering new glimpses of that strange landscape.
27 June 2006, 11:58 AM ET
A huge "double-eye" atmospheric vortex has been confirmed to exist at the South Pole of the planet Venus.
09 May 2006, 05:18 PM ET
A probe circling the planet Venus has slipped into its final orbit around the cloud-covered world, though final instrument checks are still underway, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Tuesday.
13 April 2006, 01:11 PM ET
Venus Express beams the first images of our sister planet back to Earth.
11 April 2006, 05:11 AM ET
DARMSTADT, Germany -- Europe's Venus Express slowed itself down to permit entry into Venus orbit early Tuesday, and in the coming weeks will prepare a 16-month mission to study a planet on which the greenhouse effect has gone to hellish extremes.
10 April 2006, 07:00 AM ET
A European probe bearing down on the planet Venus is set for a Tuesday arrival to take a close look at the world’s soupy atmosphere.
04 April 2006, 09:12 PM ET
Simulation helps explain where missing parts of the planet went.
14 March 2006, 06:21 AM ET
Iron meteorites may have formed close to Earth and be linked to terrestrial building blocks
21 February 2006, 09:01 AM ET
BOULDER, Colorado -- A special study group has advised NASA that Venus is far too hellish of a world for life to exist on or below the planet’s surface. Furthermore, while the potential for life in the clouds of Venus can’t be ruled out, the expert panel
03 February 2006, 06:23 AM ET
The planet Venus has returned to the early morning sky and has established itself as a dazzling morning lantern, emerging into view from beyond the east-southeast horizon before 5:00 a.m. local standard time.
30 December 2005, 06:47 AM ET
There is plenty to see, and provides an overview of the planets for the coming year.
28 November 2005, 05:00 PM ET
A European probe bound for Venus has taken a parting glance at its home world as it heads toward its cloudy quarry.
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.