With so much attention on Mars, it’s easy to forget there’s a whole other Earth-sized planet nearby, worthy of exploration: Venus. And the Soviets worked really hard to tell us what it’s like down on the surface of Venus with their Venera program.
Venus doesn’t attract as much attention as other worlds in our Solar System and beyond. But maybe it should.
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“What’s that bright light in the sky?” The planet Venus never fails to impress, and indeed make even seasoned observers look twice at its unexpected brilliance. The third brightest natural object in the sky, Venus now rules the dusk, a fine sight for wintertime evening commuters. Venus reaches greatest elongation tomorrow, a fine time to admire the dazzling world.
How to see a bright, returning comet at dusk not far from Venus.
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At dusk on November 2, skywatchers will see a beautiful crescent Moon pair up with the planets Venus and Saturn.
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Don’t bother stocking up on candles. There won’t be 15 days of darkness in November.
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