In an extremely rare event, Australians will be able to see five planets in the sky at the same time – with the naked eye.
The bright string of lights in the morning sky this month is thought to be a one-in-1000-year event. Australia’s astronomer at large, Professor Fred Watson, explains why and where you can watch it.
This evening, Venus and Mars will appear so close together, you can spot them with a pair of binoculars or a telescope.
NASA will launch two missions to Venus between 2028 and 2030 – its first in decades – to study the atmosphere and geologic features of earth’s neighbour.
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Three hundred years of adventures and misadventures to see the Transit of Venus helped us measure the heavens.