Venus Archive
28 August 2012, 09:30 AM ET
The brightest planet and the largest star are just the start of the night's sky's extreme objects.
23 August 2012, 11:28 AM ET
This early morning shot of the iconic salt march captures the crescent moon with Jupiter and Venus.
10 August 2012, 08:54 AM ET
The annual meteor shower reaches its high point on August 11-13, 2012. Jupiter, Venus, the crescent moon and red giant star Aldebaron add to the skywatching spectacle.
09 August 2012, 10:19 PM ET
See sky maps to help spot the skywatching events of August 2012.
09 August 2012, 05:30 PM ET
Serene morning image features the crescent moon, Taurus, Jupiter and Venus.
06 August 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Mariner 1 launched for orbiting Venus.
16 July 2012, 12:17 PM ET
See spectacular stargazer photos of Jupiter, Venus and the moon shining together in the night sky during July 2012.
14 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The trio will be visible in the early morning sky on July 15.
12 July 2012, 05:47 PM ET
Night sky photographer Ajay Talwar shoots bright planets in beautiful conjunction over historic Lodi Gardens in India.
12 July 2012, 10:40 AM ET
See our favorite images of July 2012 skywatching events submitted by SPACE.com readers.
09 July 2012, 04:33 PM ET
Night sky watchers will have a variety of events to enjoy in July 2012.
06 July 2012, 05:13 PM ET
From July through August, planet groupings in the pre-dawn and dusk skies will impress skywatchers around the world.
03 July 2012, 11:05 PM ET
Being awake at dawn has its benefits in July as Venus and Jupiter converge and set the table for a skywatching show that also stars the crescent Moon with Earthshine, a star cluster and more.
09 June 2012, 07:38 AM ET
Astrophotographer Thierry Legault snapped the spectacular image from Australia.
08 June 2012, 06:36 AM ET
Skywatcher P-M Heden took this spectacular photo from Sweden’s capital Stockholm on March 11.
07 June 2012, 03:09 PM ET
See how astronomers at Mount Wilson Observatory's Solar Tower captured the Venus Transit of 2012.
06 June 2012, 06:45 PM ET
Stunning photos of the historic celestial event from Southern California.
06 June 2012, 05:52 PM ET
Stunning photos of the 2012 Venus transit by astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre.
06 June 2012, 05:06 PM ET
In this stunning space wallpaper, Hinode captured this stunning view of the transit of Venus on June 5, 2012,-- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117.
06 June 2012, 11:03 AM ET
On June 5-6 2012, SDO collected images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in this cool space wallpaper.
05 June 2012, 10:47 PM ET
See photos of the 2012 Venus transit sent in by skywatchers from around the world.
05 June 2012, 07:11 PM ET
The transit has officially begun and will last for six hours and 40 minutes.
05 June 2012, 06:10 PM ET
The transit has officially begun and will last for six hours and 40 minutes.
05 June 2012, 11:20 AM ET
Venus' stripes, its quick-moving atmosphere and its vanished oceans are just some of its mysteries.
05 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A breakdown of the nearly seven-hour event's major milestones.
05 June 2012, 06:45 AM ET
If you miss the June 2012 transit of Venus across the sun, you won't have another opportunity until the year 2117.
05 June 2012, 05:14 AM ET
The transit of Venus across the sun on June 5, 2012. See sky maps and more .
04 June 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Venus is an oddity in many ways, including its super-fast winds, scorching temperatures and extreme pressure.
04 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
An interesting view of Earth would be visible from Venus during the transit.
04 June 2012, 12:00 AM ET
From having a day longer than its year to its wind speeds faster than tornadoes, Venus is odd.
03 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The rare sight of Venus transiting the sun is coming up on Tuesday (June 5).
03 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers around the world will take advantage of the historic event.
01 June 2012, 12:00 AM ET
See tips on how to see the June 5 Venus transit of the sun in 2012, the one until 2117, in this SPACE.com infographic.
29 May 2012, 01:47 PM ET
The upcoming Venus transit should offer scientists a rare chance to observe the atmosphere of Venus.
29 May 2012, 01:05 PM ET
See images of the Transit of Venus across the sun as witnessed by people throughout history.
29 May 2012, 06:00 AM ET
Asteroid and comet impacts could have raised Mars' temperature enough to support liquid water.