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Setting Up Shop | Amateurs Take Their Shot at Venus in Transit (Pictures)

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On June 5 (and June 6 in some places), the world gets to witness a once-in a-lifetime celestial happening -- the transit of Venus, a super-rare astronomical event in which it's possible to view Venus' passage across the sun from Earth.

Why "once in a lifetime?" The transit of Venus "occurs in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits 8 years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years," according to Bill Nye's Planetary Society. The last transit took place on June 8, 2004, and the next transit occurs on December 11, 2117.
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William Crabtree (1610-1644) was an astronomer, mathematician, and merchant from what is now Greater Manchester, England. He was one of only two people to observe and record the first predicted transit of Venus in 1639. Credit- Ford Madox Brown, a mural at Manchester Town Hall


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NASA coverage of Venus interrupted due to Australian roadworker's error

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MATARANKA, Australia – Live NASA coverage of Venus' rare transit of the sun has been interrupted -- by an Australian roadworker.

The bungling worker severed a fiber-optic cable, preventing scientists from streaming live footage to the NASA website from one of the world's best vantage points, in the Northern Territory.

The wire was damaged during roadworks about 10 miles south of Mataranka on Tuesday afternoon, cutting off internet and telephone services across the region.

A spokeswoman for telecommunications company Telstra told The Northern Territory News the cable would not be repaired until around 3:00pm local time Wednesday. Venus is expected to finish its transit at 2:03pm local time.

The next time the planet will be visible passing between earth and the sun with be in 2117.

The Aussie webcast was to have taken place from a school in Alice Springs -- one of only two locations outside the United States that was contributing to the live NASA broadcast of the event. Other feeds were believed to have made up for the Aussie disaster.

"They're transmitting to NASA because they are in the best position in the world to see it," Telstra spokeswoman Jane DeGault said of the interrupted Northern Territory webcast.

"They are understandably upset. Let's hope these services will be restored and some transmission can be sent to NASA."
http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-155
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/...#ixzz1wzk5h2RB
http://news.cnet.com/2300-17938_105-10012526.html
http://www.space.com/

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Cool pics.

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thanks for the pictures, I wasn't able to see it. very cool thing to see, especially the difference in size. just another visual reminder that our universe is fucking crazy.

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