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.
10 December 2012, 03:03 PM ET
A waning crescent moon will glow alongside the brightest of all the planets.
04 December 2012, 09:25 AM ET
The orbiter Atlantis holds the spacecraft in its payload bay.