Sunday, October 16, 2011

APOD 1.7 -- Transit of Venus

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The 2004 transit of Venus was the first of the such event to occur since 1882. It was a very important event as it was used to measure the effect that small rocky planets have on the apparent brightness of a star, as well as to see if the atmosphere of the planets being seen effected the observable dampening of a star. The 2004went over the majority of the countries in the northern hemisphere.The next transit of Venus will occur in 2012,  transit occur pairs.

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