Exciting Rare Transit of Venus on June 5 – 6

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Posted May 30, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

Venus is due to make this cosmic crossing June 5-6 — the last time such an event will occur until 2117.

This makes me wish I took star gazing a bit more serious and purchased the equipment to allow me to see such an event. But nooooooo I had to by Madden 2000 and whatever instead.

story from msnbc.msn.com

Scientists are gearing up for the upcoming transit of Venus, an extremely rare opportunity to watch the planet Venus pass in front of the sun as seen from Earth.

As Venus transits the sun, sunlight will be filtered through the planet’s atmosphere. By analyzing the absorption features in this light, researchers can learn more about the chemical elements present in the gaseous haze around Venus.

Many of the world’s premier telescopes will be trained on the sight, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Solar Dynamics Observatory, as well as the European Space Agency’s Venus Express satellite in orbit around Venus.

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