The last transit of Venus in our lifetime


Scientists and astronomers will now have the possibility to improve their search for more distant exo-planets while Venus is transiting. Venus tucks in between the sun and the earth thus creating in our spectrum a dot that covers a small part of the sun.

Astronomers now study Venus and try to determine the history of its atmosphere and how it grew hot enough that it can melt lead and. The phenomenon was first observed and documented in 2004 when Paschoff described how the sun light Venus.


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