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Asteroid to fly close to earth tonight

NASA astronomers say that the asteroid that will pass very close to earth tonight. 2012 LZ1 (the asteroid) is roughly 500 meters in diameter and will pass by 14 times the distance from earth to the moon close to earth.

SpaceX has big launch plans

SpaceX, a company from Los Angeles that wants to begin running cargo supply missions has a chance to prove itself with another mission: to ship cargo in space and at the same time to transport astronauts.

The last transit of Venus in our lifetime

Today's astronomical event is more than a beautifull moment in our lifes. Venus will transit again in 2117 so this makes it a once in a lifetime event. All over the world skywatchers will witness a sight only seen 7 times during five hundred years.

Venus’s Exceptionally rare transit will occur on 5th June, 2012

 

The upcoming transit of Venus is going to happen on 5 to 6 June in the year of 2012, following the preceding transit on the 8th June in the year of 2004. After the year 2012, the subsequent pair of the transits will be held in December 2117 and after that in December 2125. The comparatively rare occurrence is this transit or the passage of the planet across face of Sun is. Since it can be seen from the Earth only the transits of both Mercury and Venus can be possibly seen. When you add it all together, 13 transits are there of Mercury every century. On the contrary, the transits of the Venus happen in pairs with excess than the century separating every pair.

Last Venus transit actually was occurred in the year of 2004 that is why 2nd event of pair is going to happen on June 6. The whole event is going to be extensively visible from western Pacific, eastern Australia and eastern Asia. Most of the North and the Central America, along with the northern part of the South America is going to witness start of transit on June 5 but the Sun will set before the event ends.

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