Venus and Saturn will appear close together in the night sky on Tuesday (Jan. 24) beneath a crescent moon.
Venus, second planet from the sun, is the brightest planet in our solar system.
Scientists and engineers from NASA and the European Space Agency want to know a whole lot more about why Venus resembles Earth in so many ways, and yet is so strikingly different.
On Sunday (Jan. 22), the planets Saturn and Venus will make a close approach to each other in the night sky, separated by no more than the width of a finger.
The conjunction of Venus and Saturn will be livestreamed so astronomy fans can watch it from the comfort of their homes without having to brave the bitter cold of a January evening.
On Sunday (Jan. 22) at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 GMT), Venus and Saturn will make a close approach in the night sky, known as an appulse, and will also be in conjunction.
The planets will begin closing in on one another ahead of a conjunction on Sunday (Jan. 22), during which they will appear just one-third of a degree apart.
Venus and Saturn will be in conjunction on Sunday (Jan. 22), appearing close enough together in the sky to both be seen through a telescope. The close pairing will also be visible to the naked-eye.
Clear skies beckoned Wednesday (Dec. 28) in Rome, allowing the Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi to get busy with a year-end broadcast.
Measurements taken at Earth's neighbors, Mars and Venus, show the battle between high-energy cosmic rays from beyond the solar system and the influence of the sun in the inner solar system.
The aircraft-borne SOFIA telescope could not find signs of a compound possibly linked to biological activity during observations of Venus' atmosphere.
Though hot and suffocating today, Venus may have once been a temperate world before massive volcanism changed it forever.
A NASA Venus mission will have to wait at least three more years to launch due to issues with the agency's Psyche asteroid probe.
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We could detect potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids by using six surveyor spacecraft deployed in Venus-like orbits, Chinese researchers propose.
NASA scientists are preparing to paint the most detailed picture to date of the atmosphere of Venus when the aptly named DAVINCI mission drops a probe to the planet's surface.
A unique, helium-filled, sulfuric-acid resistant balloon called an aerobot successfully completed two test flights over the Nevada desert.
Reference Planet Venus will have a flurry of spacecraft visit it in the next few years as scientists seek to learn more about the volcanic, lava-filled planet.