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Astronomers Study Venus Atmosphere During Transit
2012-10-17 15:33:08

[WATCH VIDEO: Ultra-High Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It won't happen again until 2117, but one team ensured everyone at the 44th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences in Reno, Nevada that they got plenty of data as Venus transited the Sun earlier this year. Jay Pasachoff of the Williams College and Caltech, Glenn Schneider of University of Arizona, Thomas Widemann of Paris...

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2012-05-05 07:58:51

NASA officials have announced plans to use the moon like a mirror in order to allow them to see the forthcoming transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 5 and 6, the U.S. space agency announced in a Friday press release. The seemingly unorthodox technique is necessary because the Hubble Space Telescope, which will be used to observe the transit, cannot look at the sun directly. To work around that issue, astronomers will be pointing the telescope at our planet's satellite, using...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Rainbow Symphony Inc. announces how to protect eyesight when viewing this year's great solar events - Annular Solar Eclipse and Transit of Venus 2012 with Eclipse Shades® CE certified Eclipse Glasses and Safe Solar Viewers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Rainbow Symphony Inc. announces new inexpensive Eclipse Shades® that allow safe direct viewing of the astronomical event of the century. This spring, people around the world will be treated to a pair of rare astronomical...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'