Photos: Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus

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A man uses a sun observation glass to watch the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in Medellin, Colombia. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on June 6, 2012 at 10:24 AM

For astronomers, Venus passing in front of the sun is not just a rare planetary spectacle — it won't be seen for another 105 years. It's also one of those events they hope will spark curiosity about the universe.

 

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