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The Transit of Venus May 26, 2012

Posted by Geek 20/20 in News, Science, Teaching.
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On the 5th and 6th of June, Venus will travel on her orbital path between the Earth and Sun.

Why is this news? Good question! The next time this event will occur it will be 2117! So now is the time to test theories and add to our ever-increasing knowledge of the universe. 

Why is this of astronomical importance? The atmosphere of planets or exoplanets cause the light from the star(Sun) to bend. Compounds and elements that are present in this atmosphere can be detected.

When can I see this rare sight? In the UK the transit of Venus can be view on dawn the 6th June.

For more information look at the Astronomy.co.uk website.

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1. jensine - May 28, 2012

and will she be bringing mars along, after all who wants to be alone?

Geek 20/20 - May 29, 2012

wouldn’t be something to see 🙂

jensine - May 29, 2012

yes and you could write a book about it

Geek 20/20 - May 29, 2012

opps I ment to write
‘wouldn’t that be something to see!’
I could write a book and set it in a fantasy world. what do you think?

jensine - May 29, 2012

good idea and they could be looking down on earth discussing us humans


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