Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
24 February 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Jupiter, Venus and the crescent moon will shine extra bright just after sunset in the western sky this weekend.
23 February 2012, 02:47 PM ET
The Slooh Space Camera will webcast the action live on Feb. 25 and 26.
10 February 2012, 10:39 AM ET
Europe's Venus Express spacecraft has measured a change in the so-called Morning Star's spin. Peering through the heavy cloud cover with infrared instruments, it has found that surface features have shifted by up to 12 miles.
08 February 2012, 03:20 PM ET
The moon will shine with venus, Saturn and the bright star Spica, while Mars makes a late-night appearance.
31 January 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.
31 January 2012, 06:00 AM ET
One of the brightest objects in the sky, Venus is visible from Earth because it is close to the orbit of the sun.
28 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A waxing crescent moon will pay a visit to Jupiter in the evening sky.
27 January 2012, 09:18 PM ET
See images of the moon and Venus close together.
24 January 2012, 03:33 PM ET
A celestial convergence is set to take place this week.
23 January 2012, 10:29 AM ET
See photos of the 2004 transit of Venus across the sun by veteran astrophotographers Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson.
23 January 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The next such occurrence will be in 2117.
17 January 2012, 03:55 PM ET
The Sun produced a colorful flare on January 16, 2011 resembling a flower and the ensuing coronal mass ejection was pointed towards Venus. Damage to the planet's vast atmosphere is expected to be minimal, with slight cloud top erosion.
09 January 2012, 09:52 AM ET
In June, Venus will cross in front of the sun, in an extremely rare skywatching event.
03 January 2012, 06:42 PM ET
See photos from the amazing Jan. 2, 2012 sight of Jupiter near the moon.
03 January 2012, 06:23 PM ET
See photos of Jupiter and the moon as they shined together on Jan. 2, 2012.
02 January 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Start the year 2012 off with a skywatching treat: Jupiter and the moon.
21 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
14 December 2011, 05:16 PM ET
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together in the evening sky over the next couple months.
08 December 2011, 03:25 PM ET
Jupiter & Venus, the two brightest planets dance each night closer until, on March 14th, 2012, they appear to pass within 3° of one another. Animation made with Starry Night software.
05 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Here's a list of ten popular misconceptions in astronomy.
25 November 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Here's a schedule of how the planet Venus' appearance will change during the coming months.
14 November 2011, 10:52 AM ET
Here's a list of ten popular misconceptions in astronomy.
11 November 2011, 03:03 PM ET
The space rock apparently formed out of the same stuff that became Earth, Venus and Mercury.
24 October 2011, 02:01 PM ET
The planet Venus, which has been invisible during the evening to backyard observers for about a year, is coming back.
11 October 2011, 11:42 AM ET
Venus has an ozone layer high in its atmosphere, according to the results of a new study.
29 September 2011, 04:20 PM ET
See Saturn and Venus pass near each other in twilight on Thursday (Sept 29.)
14 September 2011, 02:49 PM ET
The newly discovered comet will disintegrate late tonight (Sept. 14).
14 September 2011, 11:57 AM ET
Following an unrelated coronal mass ejection, the Sun was caught pulling what is thought to be a Kruetz family comet to its fiery funeral. Venus is also in view as the bright object on the left. Captured by SOHO, September 13th and 14th.
10 September 2011, 04:34 AM ET
Was it the 45th anniversary of the movie Star Trek, events in space to remember 9/11 or something else?
18 August 2011, 07:42 AM ET
On August 16, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured this time-lapsed imagery of a coronal mass ejection passing in front of its view of the "Morning Star". Being that the planet was more than 62 million miles away, it never posed a threat.
26 July 2011, 04:07 PM ET
See photos of Venus, a cloud-covered planet with an ultra-hot surface.
23 June 2011, 08:01 AM ET
The planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars are shining bright at dawn in the northeastern sky.
20 June 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Venus is our closest neighbor, but we know very little about how it became the hellish planet it is today.
07 June 2011, 01:04 AM ET
The hemispheric view of Venus, as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, is centered on the South Pole.
27 May 2011, 12:49 PM ET
Look to the skies this Memorial Day weekend to see four planets near the moon.
11 May 2011, 01:41 PM ET
Over the next two weeks, the four brightest planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, perform a complex dance at dawn