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    • Tracie Kamperman

      Venus Transit - Venus Transit Viewing... Wish I could have watched this!!

    • Cathy Geist

      That looks like it should be in star wars or something!

    • Rodolfo Benitez

      Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012. REUTERS-NASA-AIA-Solar Dynamics Observatory

    • Javier Armentia

      SDO: 2012 Venus Transit Data - AIA 211 Large Field Movie

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