transit of Venus
Amazing Images of the Transit of Venus from SpaceYesterday saw witness to one of the rarest predictable astronomical events: The Transit of Venus. Like a miniature eclipse, Venus passed between Earth and the Sun, treating viewers to sight that (thanks to an orbital quirk) happens only twice in a lifetime. While no one on Earth will see this again until 2117, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory space telescope definitely had the best view in the house. See some of its astounding pictures and video, after the break.Read on...
Watch Venus Transit Across the Sun For the Last Time Until the 22nd Century This JuneOn June 6, 2012, the Earth will bear witness to a transit of Venus, where the second planet will pass between us and the sun. The last transit occurred in 2004, but the next will happen in December 2117. While once in a lifetime events are cool, twice in a lifetime events get bonus points for being a little more forgiving.Read on...