The moon and Venus set up a rare date in the nighttime sky, appearing within inches of each other on Sunday. The celestial pairing will continue to be quite close for a few more days this week.
When and where planet watchers can get the best views of the planets this month.
NASA is planning on sending a manned mission to Venus' orbit. The mission will serve as a training ground for the mission to Mars.
It may be the time to stop talking about Mars and exoplanets for a second and venture into the inner Solar System further. It appears scientists are now turning their sights into exploring Venus once more.
India will launch missions to Mars and Venus in the coming years. The Indian space agency will also launch 104 satellites in a single launch this Feb. 15.
Scientists are developing new chips that might be able to withstand the heat on Venus. The chips are made of materials that could allow electricity to flow without getting fried.
The month of February is a colorful one for stargazers. Comets. planets and the brightest asteroid will be visible and could be spotted with binoculars.
Scientists suspect that what lies below Venus' atmosphere has something to do with it.
The Japanese spacecraft, Akatsuki orbiter captured a strange atmospheric phenomenon in Venus that appears to be a giant ripple across the surface of the planet.
The January sky will be enhanced by an orchestrated celestial show featuring Venus, Quadrantids meteor shower, Vesta asteroid, and the crescent moon.
NASA and Russia have resumed their discussions about a potential joint mission to explore Venus in the late 2020s. The discussion has been put for two years now, but was postponed because of the sanctions imposed against Russia over Ukraine in 2014.
Planets, moons and meteor showers will grace the night skies this November. Here’s a guide to astronomical events this month.
Rumors about the 15 days of darkness this November are spreading. However, experts say these are just rumors and that there are more realistic celestial extravaganza in the coming months.
A new study suggests that there could still be an active volcano on the surface of Venus based on lava flow spotted on the images taken of the planet.