Venus close to Moon

How to observe Venus

For the amateur astronomer, it is easy to observe Venus because it is the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon.

Sun and comet

Bright comet plunges to destruction by the Sun

Space telescopes have watched as one of the brightest comets seen in years plunged to its doom into the Sun. The giant chunk of rock and ice grew a tail millions of miles long as it flared brilliantly during its final hours.