Europe's sets the bar high for its 2013 space goals
January 29, 2013, 9:09 a.m. by Rob Coppinger, SPACE.com
The ESA hopes to fly a spacecraft close to Phobos, orbit the lower Venusian atmosphere and draw up a map of Mars' hydrous areas, all in 2013.
Troubled Japanese Venus probe set for 2015 comeback
December 18, 2012, 2:36 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The spacecraft still has to survive a half-dozen close solar approaches before it can achieve a viable orbit around Venus.
Private telescope will hunt for asteroids starting in 2017
October 12, 2012, 1:01 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The telescope will go into orbit near Venus so it doesn't have to fight the sun's glare as it looks out for Earth-threatening asteroids.
Venus, moon to offer Friday morning treat
October 11, 2012, 7:29 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
Taking a glance at both Venus and the moon in the sky, you may think that Venus is the brighter of the two, but it's actually the moon.
Transit of Venus: Hubble telescope, Venus share the frame in dramatic photo
June 10, 2012, 2:17 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The Australian-based photographer had to act fast to snap the picture of Hubble moving across the sun since it zipped by in less than a second.
Transit of Venus captivates globe
June 6, 2012, 1:42 a.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
With the Venus Transit streaming online and observatories lining up telescopes, it was hard not to catch this rare celestial event.
How to watch the transit of Venus through binoculars (and not hurt yourself)
June 4, 2012, 1:44 p.m. by Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries
Break out the duct tape, a pair of scissors and some cardboard. We're going to tell you how to watch the Transit of Venus.
Want to see the Transit of Venus? Try a national park
June 4, 2012, 8:42 a.m. by Nola Taylor Redd, OurAmazingPlanet
National parks are gearing up for the rare Transit of Venus by setting up laptop projectors and telescopes at ideal viewing sites.
How to watch the Transit of Venus online
June 1, 2012, 10 a.m. by SPACE.com
A streaming event courtesy of the Slooh Space Camera will have commentary on the transit from astronomers, filmmakers, science writers and engineers.
Transit of Venus puts spotlight on planetary sun crossings
June 1, 2012, 6:38 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
Planetary transits have allowed scientists to measure the size of the solar system, including determining the distance between the Earth and the sun.
Transit of Venus: The next dramatic celestial event
May 21, 2012, 11:36 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Safety precautions should be taken to observe the Venus transit. Experts recommend solar filters over telescopes or No. 14 welder's glass over your eyes.
How the Transit of Venus could help find alien planets
May 16, 2012, 1:04 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Planets passing in front of their stars are useful not only for identification, but also for learning about the planet's atmosphere.