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  • Venus Transit 2012

    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, orbiting 22,000 miles above the Earth's surface, captures a ultra-high definition image of the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 6, 2012. The last transit was in 2004 and the next ones will not happen until the years 2117 and 2125.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    A bird comes in for a landing atop the Taj Mahal in India as Venus, top left, begins to pass in front of the sun, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. People around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    A young Australian girl looks through a telescope to watch Venus at the historic Sydney Observatory, where a sellout crowd of 1,500 people bought tickets to witness the transit, June 6, 2012. Since looking directly at the sun can cause severe eye damage, the telescope image was heavily filtered.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    Local residents watch the transit of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun on June 6, 2012, in the village of Kvetnov near Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic. The last transit was in 2004 and the next pair of events will not happen again until the year 2117 and 2125.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    Another image from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory of Venus (black disc) moving over the face of the sun. At this wavelength, temperature differences on the sun's surface stand out. The bright area near the bottom of the image is a cluster of sunspots.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    Saudi men use a shielded telescope and protective viewing glasses to observe the transit of Venus from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    A woman uses special viewing glasses as she tries to see the transit of Venus across the sun from the museum at the National University in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Despite a very cloudy day, thousands of people gathered at the museum to get a glimpse of the event that will only be seen again in 2117.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    Planet Venus moves across the sun during the transit as seen from Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province, Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    Thomas Mathewson, an amateur astonomer, waits beside his viewing stand and telescope as Venus transits the Sun June 5, 2012 in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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  • Venus Transit 2012

    Venus is pictured as it crosses in front of the Sun as seen from Beijing on June 6, 2012. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, an event that will not be seen for another 105 years.
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