Venus, second planet from the sun, is the brightest planet in our solar system.
One of seven planets orbiting a small star, TRAPPIST-1, may be capable of supporting life as we know it on Earth, new climate models suggest.
Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for possible signals from faraway alien civilizations, is considering looking for E.T. closer to home — in our own solar system.
Early morning risers who head out to work and school before sunrise should notice a very bright, star-like object in the east-southeast sky.
Venus is an extraordinarily beautiful hellscape: its clouds are made of sulfuric acid, its surface is so hot it would melt even lead, and its winds constantly hit hurricane-force speeds.
In its first hundred million years, Mars could have started off close to Venus, before gravitational interactions moved it out to its present position.
Why settle for a planet or two when you can catch all of them in just one night of intense skywatching?
After decades of dreaming and years of construction, NASA's Parker Solar Probe is safely on its way to flying seven times closer to the sun than any mission has before.
NASA's Juno spacecraft recently spotted a possible new volcano at the south pole of Jupiter's most lava-licious moon, Io. But this volcanically active moon is not alone in the solar system.
Venus is due for a date with the moon tonight, July 15, with the two bodies appearing to dance within half an inch of each other in the western sky, depending on your location.
During the next week, Venus, the most brilliant planet, will rendezvous with two bright objects. First, on the evening of Monday, July 9, it will slide past one of the 21 brightest stars in the sky.