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Venus News

Rainbow on Venus: ESA captures 'Glory' on Instagram

Paris - A rainbow-like item called a "glory" was identified in Venus Tuesday (March 11) by the European Space Agency. This is the first time a glory has been "fully imaged"on another planet.

U.S Open Tennis - Day 1

New York - Defending champion Serena Williams began a staunch defence of her title with a straight sets victory over Francesca Schiavone.

Images posted of Venus the two-faced cat are real, not a hoax

This week images of a two-faced cat began to go viral on the web after the photos were placed on Reddit, YouTube and Facebook.

Video: Transit of Venus across the sun (high definition)

An event not to happen again until 2117 had astronomers and amateur stargazers enthralled, as they gathered to watch the rare phenomenon.

Venus to cross face of sun in a once-in-a-lifetime event in June

Boston - Unless you plan to live for another 100 years, be sure to watch the daytime sky at the beginning of June. Our neighbouring planet Venus will appear as a black dot because it will pan across the face of our sun.

Op-Ed: Venus shines brightly in night sky

Fairfax - Tonight Venus appeared brightly in the evening skies. Media reports said that Venus was highly visible during daylight hours earlier today for those who "knew where to look."

Venus and Jupiter in closest pass in night sky over next 2 days

Shortly after sunset on Tuesday evening, the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will offer skygazers the chance to see the planets Venus and Jupiter right next to each other in the night sky.

Celestial spectacle awaits as 4 planets to appear in conjunction

Sky-watchers are in for a celestial treat on Monday with four planets poised to appear in conjunction after sunset. The planet Jupiter will be visible with the moon in the western sky after sunset.

TopFinds: John Kerry's shiner, Mexico's Canadian problem

American senator John Kerry is bruised from playing in a hockey game. A man filmed his wife giving birth in a car. Why is Mexico suddenly a danger zone to Canadian tourists? These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com

NASA debunks Russian scientist's claim of life on planet Venus

Greenbelt - A Russian scientist's claim that he has possibly detected life on the planet Venus has now been debunked by NASA. The United States space agency said the pictures depicting life forms were instead objects from the craft.

Japanese space probe misses Venus

A Japanese space probe sent to orbit Venus missed its target and won’t have another chance to circle the planet for about six years.

Panda poop statue of Venus sells for $45,000 USD

It is hard to believe that something made out of feces would be worth tens of thousands of dollars, but one poopy creation from a Chinese artist recently sold for $45,000.

Jupiter is so bright because it is so close to Earth

If you currently look up at night, it is virtually impossible to miss noticing the planet Jupiter - the giant planet is spectacularly bright.

NASA proposes future planes, robots, human mission to Venus

Cleveland - After more than two decades, NASA scientists are now proposing an ambitious mission that would send robots, planes and humans to analyze the planet Venus in order to better understand its atmosphere and climate.

Mars, Saturn, Venus create celestial line, triangle in July

During the fourth of July weekend, Americans will be able to see the planets Mars, Saturn and Venus make a celestial line. Towards the end of the month, they will form an isosceles triangle. Even Mercury will make a brief appearance.

Japan's new First Lady claims she was abducted by aliens

After winning the election, the Japanese Prime Minister's wife, the country's new First Lady, has claimed she was abducted by aliens and was taken to Venus.

Venus and Jupiter to Align With Moon, Not Visible Again For Another 44 Years

A rare event in the night's sky will not be seen again until 2052 for North Americans as Venus and Jupiter join in alignment with a thumbnail moon. For Europeans, the event will be an awe inspiring eclipse of Venus, with its reemergence sparkling!

Op-Ed: Naked or nude, the tube caves on sexy poster

Officials at the London Transport Authority have beat an ignominious retreat in the face of world wide ridicule and agreed to put up posters depicting a 16th century nude painting intended to advertise an art show at the Royal Academy

Naked or nude it's still too sexy for the tube

Officials at the London Transport Authority, which runs the subway system, have refused to display a poster depicting a 16th century nude painting intended to advertise an art show at the Royal Academy because they said it was too overtly sexual.

Greenhouse Gases Destroyed Venus

Venus is an inferno planet due to the effects of greenhouse gases. European Space Agency's Venus Express is orbiting the planet to explain how Earth's twin differs so much from our own third rock from the Sun.

500 days at Venus, and the surprises keep coming

European Space Agency’s Venus Express has now orbited Venus for 500 Earth days. The satellite which is orbiting for more than a year, is in excellent condition and its images show many surprises in planet Venus.

An Event Not to Miss: Venus and Saturn "Collide" Tonight

Besides the Moon Illusion happening tonight, the onlookers will be able to enjoy another fascinating event: Venus and Saturn will appear to collide. On Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1, Venus will pass Saturn by only two-thirds of a degree.

Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea

In year 2006, team of the scientists from University of Victoria had completed Platform with underwater instruments that was installed 100ft below the sea level in Saanich Inlet.

Kid's Food Package label says Mars is the Closest Planet to Sun

Pomodoro Pasta kid's food label says, "Mars is the Closest Planet to the Sun, but it's not the hottest -- Venus is!"

Scientists Unveil First Photos of Venus

European scientists have released the first-ever photo images of Venus' south pole taken by their orbiting Venus Express spacecraft. The European Space Agency released the photos Thursday, two days after the spacecraft safely entered orbit Tuesday. ...

Europe Scores New Planetary Success as Spacecraft Enters Venus Orbit

A European spacecraft has arrived at Venus to study Earth's hot, hazy sister planet. It is only the latest of many space probes trying to understand why our closest planetary neighbor is an unpleasant greenhouse, rather than a more moderate place suppo...
 

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March 26  conjunction  of Moon-Venus-Jupiter
March 26 'conjunction' of Moon-Venus-Jupiter
NASA/JPL-Cal-tech (courtesy of Space.com)
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Crescent Moon March 26  2012
Crescent Moon March 26, 2012
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Venus transit across the sun
Venus transit across the sun
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The surface of Venus was scanned with radar waves beamed from orbiting space probes to produce this ...
The surface of Venus was scanned with radar waves beamed from orbiting space probes to produce this image. The colors are based on photos taken by probes that landed on Venus.
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Crescent moon seen over Hertfordshire on Sunday night with Venus and Jupiter
Crescent moon seen over Hertfordshire on Sunday night with Venus and Jupiter
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An airplane flies past where Venus can be seen
An airplane flies past where Venus can be seen
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Venus transit across sun
Venus transit across sun
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Venus and Jupiter have been dancing toward each other in the night sky for months  and they ll final...
Venus and Jupiter have been dancing toward each other in the night sky for months, and they'll finally come together this week in a dazzling show for skywatchers.
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An unidentified flying object?
An unidentified flying object?
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A look at the Moon with Venus off to the right  the planet itself appeared larger and brighter/clear...
A look at the Moon with Venus off to the right, the planet itself appeared larger and brighter/clearer than this image depicts
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Venus  as seen from Fairfax County  Va  just outside Washington DC on Mar. 26  2012
Venus, as seen from Fairfax County, Va, just outside Washington DC on Mar. 26, 2012
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Venus  as seen from Fairfax County  Va  just outside Washington DC
Venus, as seen from Fairfax County, Va, just outside Washington DC
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