Usually the planet Mercury is difficult to see on Earth, but for the rest of March and into April 2010, it will be highlighted just below and to the right of the planet Venus in the northern latitudes.
on 03/29/2010 – Made popular on 03/29/2010
The planet Venus will be brilliantly shining in the early night sky for the early part of May 2012, as it approaches closer to our home planet Earth. Observe it on a clear night with binoculars or simply your naked eyes.
The planet Venus made an once-in-a-lifetime transit of the Sun last week, but a French astrophotographer got exceptionally lucky because he also photographed the Hubble Space Telescope crossing the Sun at the same time.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: Space
The NASA probe MESSENGER has discovered that the planet Mercury, one of the hottest places in the solar system, contains a lot of ice; in fact enough to cover the policial capital of the United States 2.5 miles deep. What an great idea!