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Jun 29, 2015 01:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Jun 24, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Venus is looking hot. And it looks like lava might be causing it.
Apr 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention, even to those who normally do not spend much time in gazing up at the sky.
Mar 10, 2015 11:52 AM ET // Jason Major
Bouncing radar off Veuns' surface, radio astronomers have built up a detailed, and beautiful, view of the planet's landscape without leaving Earth.
Jan 12, 2015 06:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The European spacecraft is out of fuel and its altitude is falling, but despite not being able to communicate with Venus Express, mission controllers can keep track of its X-band 'ghost.'
Dec 29, 2014 05:20 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Venus may have once possessed strange oceans of carbon dioxide fluid that helped shape the planet's surface.
Dec 16, 2014 03:34 PM ET // Jason Major
Already running on fumes as its fuel reserves dwindled, Venus Express' most recent attempts at maintaining its altitude fell short.
Nov 12, 2014 02:52 PM ET // Jason Major
This summer ESA's Venus Express spacecraft daringly dipped into the upper atmosphere of our neighboring planet during a risky but successful aerobraking maneuver. Continue reading →
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