It's been 40 years since the Soviet Venera 9 spacecraft transmitted the first images of Venus' hellish landscape -- are there plans to go back?
On Thursday morning (Sept. 10) skywatchers can glimpse the moon, Venus and Mars in a stunning celestial display.
If you see a bright light just above the horizon at sunrise, don't panic! It's not a UFO — it's probably just Venus. Continue reading →
A pressure chamber used to simulate harsh environments, such as what exists on Venus, Saturn's moon Titan and the giant planets, is open for business at NASA's Glenn Research Center.
On the evening of Saturday (July 18) the crescent moon, as it moves eastward across the sky, will appear to pass directly below the crescent planet Venus, which itself is moving westward across the sky.
As New Horizons speeds past Pluto, it's natural to wonder what we can look forward to now. Luckily, there's a fleet of spacecraft prepared to soar all over the solar system in the coming years.
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
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