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!
Saturn, Mars, and Venus are all in the evening sky, and are closing in on each other.
Japan's launch of a Venus weather satellite and solar sail on May 20th aims for both scientific and technological breakthroughs.
A brilliant star cluster will make an appearance with Venus this week, making it a rewarding celestial target for skywatchers equipped with small telescopes.
Striking new photos from a skywatcher in Hong Kong show the Earth's moon appear to swallow Venus during a weekend cosmic event.
The Japanese attempt to launch a powerful orbiter to Venus is now targeted for Thursday.
A new Japanese space probe launching Monday (Eastern Time) is aimed at unlocking the enduring mysteries of Venus and testing a solar sail.
A Japanese mission to Venus will include a test of the first interplanetary solar sail ever launched.
Japan will launch a double-packed mission to Venus on May 18th which includes a weather probe and the first interplanetary solar sail.
A rare sky show is coming this weekend with the shuttle Atlantis, International Space Station, Venus and the moon appearing together in a two-day celestial dance.
New robot blimps or balloons could for thousands of kilometers to explore other planets and moons from a bird's eye view.
A Japanese rocket will launch an interplanetary weather satellite bound for Venus and a solar sail device to test new propulsion techniques.
The moon and Venus frame the open cluster Messier 35 in Gemini on Sunday night, May 16.
On Thursday April 15, the evening starts with a triple conjunction of the moon, Mercury, and Venus, then continues with Mars visiting the Beehive.
An Italian astronomer caught the rare sight of Venus and Mercury together over Rome in the night sky in a new photo.
For the next couple of weeks, brilliant Venus and the elusive planet, Mercury, perform a sort of celestial dance for two in the western twilight sky.
Saturn arrives at opposition to the sun on the American evening of Sunday, March 21, making for great viewing.
Since last summer, the dominant evening planet was Jupiter, but now Venus has emerged.
A full moon flooding the sky with light is an opportunity to identify the ecliptic, the path of the planets.