Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
17 July 2013, 02:10 PM ET
July is full of encounters between astronomical objects, and the action continues this weekend with three different planets taking center stage. Venus will dance with the star Regulus Sunday evening, while Mars and Jupiter will be visible in Gemini (The T
10 July 2013, 12:17 PM ET
Venus shines near the moon in the night sky tonight and will slowly close in on the bright star Regulus throughout July. See how to observe the planet Venus in the western night sky and send in photos of the brilliant planets to SPACE.com.
20 June 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Mercury and the solstice make this a can't-miss week in skywatching.
18 June 2013, 03:29 PM ET
The howling winds of Venus have gotten even faster lately, and scientists aren't sure why.
07 June 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Pick out three cosmic wonders in the night sky next week.
05 June 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Use brilliant Venus to point the way.
04 June 2013, 10:57 AM ET
Look for Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in close proximity in early June, a rare meteor shower in mid June, and near earth asteroids throughout the month.
29 May 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Hellish Venus Dried Out Because It's Closer to Sun
26 May 2013, 10:10 AM ET
Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will shine in a cosmic triangle just after sunset tonight (May 26).
24 May 2013, 03:48 PM ET
Three planets are teaming up for a Memorial Day planet parade.
24 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A better understanding of exoplanet surfaces would help reveal how common Earth-like planets are in our galaxy.
22 May 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Don't miss your chance to see three bright planets in the night sky.
22 May 2013, 01:37 PM ET
On May 26th three planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, will appear in a triangular formation on the western horizon just after sunset.
21 May 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists are studying other rocky planets and moons to better understand Earth.
21 May 2013, 09:50 AM ET
Such a tight three-planet grouping won't happen again until 2026.
20 May 2013, 12:13 PM ET
Night-sky-watchers alert: This tri-planetary conjunction will be most apparent from May 26th to June 5th. Here's where to see it best.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The iconic city as seen through other planets' air.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
10 May 2013, 02:54 PM ET
The "evening star" had been hidden by the sun's glare for months.
29 March 2013, 12:35 PM ET
The comet ISON is making what astronomers believe is its first trip through the inner solar system, taking a sweltering pass by the sun (making ISON a 'sungrazing' comet) and then back past Earth in December.
25 March 2013, 12:55 PM ET
Scientists are unsure why Venus' vortex evolves as it does.
19 March 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A look at the robotic spacecraft currently sending data home from beyond Earth orbit.
14 March 2013, 09:43 AM ET
The seven-year journey to Saturn begins.
04 March 2013, 02:27 PM ET
The Cassini probe's new photos show Venus gleaming over Saturn's massive shoulder.
20 February 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Veteran astrophotographer Ajay Talwar snapped the spectacular image of the crescent moon and Venus over the Ganges River in India.
28 January 2013, 04:17 PM ET
The European Space Agency will send its Mars Express spacecraft within 36 miles of the tiny moon.
11 January 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Venus and a crescent moon provided a dazzling sight for stargazers Thursday (Jan. 10).
10 January 2013, 10:50 AM ET
Scientists have discovered strange magnetic ropes hundreds of miles long above the poles of Venus.
10 January 2013, 09:39 AM ET
See photos of planet Venus taken by the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft.
03 January 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A brief rundown of the intrepid spacecraft currently sending data home from beyond Earth orbit.
27 December 2012, 11:10 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the APEX telescope, of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long.
21 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
What to look for in the night sky this holiday season.
18 December 2012, 02:16 PM ET
A night sky photographer shot this spectacular image of Venus and a crescent moon.
18 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The Akatsuki spacecraft may be able to bounce back from a 2010 orbit-insertion failure.
14 December 2012, 01:26 PM ET
NASA's Mariner 2 probe flew within 21,500 miles of Venus on Dec. 14, 1962.
13 December 2012, 11:51 AM ET
In 1962, America became the first country to explore another planet but technical issues threatened the mission from the outset. Surviving the harrowing journey, Mariner 2 probed the hellish world, passing within 20,000 miles.