In the past, the transit of Venus has been used as an occasion to poke fun at globetrotting scientists, who used the rare astronomical event to make measurements of our solar system.
The planet Venus is due to pass in front of the sun on June 5th and 6th. It won't do so again until 2117.
The crew of the International Space Station got its first look at the inside of its newest visitor – SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship – Saturday morning. For the next several years it'll be carrying cargo and astronauts to the space station.
The successful docking of the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the International Space Station Friday is a landmark moment in opening space to wider use, NASA officials say.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully made its first burn to approach the space station at 3:58 a.m Thursday. It was the final test before the SpaceX capsule docks at the ISS.
The unmanned Dragon space capsule, built by commercial firm SpaceX, is slated to lift off atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket early Saturday from here at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The ESA has given the go-ahead for a solar-powered space probe that will examine the icy Jovian moons of Ganymede and Europa, along with Jupiter's upper atmosphere.
NASA's Cassini orbiter has spotted strange objects punching holes in Saturn's outermost ring.
Envisat, a massive European satellite that lost contact with the ground earlier this month has been photographed by a French satellite.
Comets, perhaps over 80 trillion, circle a young star that houses one alien planet and maybe more. There are thousands of daily comet collisions in the star's orbit.