Venus Archive
19 March 2010, 11:38 AM ET
Saturn arrives at opposition to the sun on the American evening of Sunday, March 21, making for great viewing.
26 February 2010, 08:22 AM ET
Since last summer, the dominant evening planet was Jupiter, but now Venus has emerged.
24 February 2010, 08:59 AM ET
A full moon flooding the sky with light is an opportunity to identify the ecliptic, the path of the planets.
10 February 2010, 11:15 AM ET
Jupiter is dropping rapidly in the western twilight sky, but will be replaced this week by Venus.
09 February 2010, 05:35 AM ET
Venus is a virtual twin of Earth in size, mass and basic composition. So why is its surface a hellish high-temperature desert? Turns out the Sun may have dealt this planet a death blow.
03 January 2010, 09:09 AM ET
Noteworthy sky events that will take place in 2010.
31 December 2009, 12:30 PM ET
NASA has narrowed the choices for its next unmanned space mission down to three candidates: including Venus, an asteroid and the moon.
02 December 2009, 10:35 AM ET
Take a last look at Venus as it disappears behind the sun for a few months.
01 December 2009, 12:38 PM ET
Super Earths are named for their size, but these planets – which range from about 2 to 10 Earth masses – could be superior to the Earth when it comes to sustaining life. They could also provide an answer to the ‘Fermi Paradox’: Why haven’t we been visite
30 October 2009, 09:35 AM ET
Venus has been billed as Earth's twin, but a new Japanese mission will find out why the two planets remain so very different.
30 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Venus has been billed as Earth's twin, but a new Japanese mission will find out why the two planets remain so very different.
19 October 2009, 08:13 AM ET
Venus, Saturn and the Moon rising together just before sunrise at Bretagne, France.
29 September 2009, 01:24 PM ET
Night Sky column for September 25.
28 September 2009, 08:55 AM ET
Water is all over the solar system and the rest of the galaxy. What's it mean to the search for life?
12 August 2009, 08:41 AM ET
This week, the moon pays spectacular visits to Venus and the Pleiades.
30 July 2009, 05:14 PM ET
Bright spot appears in Venus' clouds; cause unknown.
14 July 2009, 07:22 AM ET
New Venus Express map shows possible signature of granite, could indicate past oceans, plate tectonics.
11 July 2009, 11:29 AM ET
The two planets are prominent in the predawn sky these July mornings.
17 June 2009, 08:39 PM ET
Before dawn June 19, watch the moon approach Venus and Mars; later in the day, spot Venus in full daylight.
15 May 2009, 01:07 PM ET
Brilliant Venus is close to reddish Mars.
17 April 2009, 09:06 AM ET
In the early morning, the thin waning crescent Moon will cover up Venus for most of North America.
13 March 2009, 01:58 PM ET
The planet Venus is now moving steadily lower with each passing night.
06 March 2009, 01:47 PM ET
The planet Venus is now moving steadily lower with each passing night.
04 March 2009, 08:53 AM ET
Glorious Venus became a gossamer crescent as it transitions from 'evening star' to 'morning star' on the day of closest approach to Earth. This 'inferior conjunction' takes place every 8 years.
26 February 2009, 04:14 PM ET
It has been a superb winter for viewing the queen of the planets, Venus.
13 February 2009, 11:14 AM ET
This month you'll have an opportunity to see all five naked-eye planets.
05 January 2009, 08:06 AM ET
New Venus Express data reveals evidence for the loss of water from the planet's day side.
03 December 2008, 01:00 PM ET
Venus' clouds give up some of their secrets.
28 November 2008, 10:26 AM ET
A slender crescent moon will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.
21 November 2008, 11:04 AM ET
Jupiter and Venus, the two brightest planets, draw closer together.
19 November 2008, 05:52 AM ET
What would a concert on Mars or Venus sound like?
31 October 2008, 12:23 AM ET
Venus and the moon will deliver a Halloween treat visible this evening just as little ghosts and goblins head out to gather candy.
13 October 2008, 06:38 AM ET
Earth from afar, scientists hope to discern what signs of habitability to look for on other planets.
03 October 2008, 06:54 AM ET
This week will be a fine time to seek out planet Uranus.
23 September 2008, 06:47 AM ET
Cloud movements on Venus reveal wind speeds and patterns.
08 September 2008, 12:46 PM ET
The closest planet to the Sun may have ice. How is that possible?