Venus Transit 2012 Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Hetlage Occurring in pairs separated by over a 100 yrs, there have now been only 8 transits of Venus since the invention o/t telescope in 1608. The next will b in Dec of 2117. But many modern telescopes & cameras were trained on this week's Venus transit, capturing the planet in rare silhouette against the Sun. In this sharp telescopic view fr Georgia, USA, a narrowband H-alpha filter was used 2show the round planetary disk against a mottled...
The last transit of Venus took place on 5 and 6 June 2012, and it was the last Venus transit of the 21st century. Venus transits are very rare events. The next one will be December 10–11, 2117.
Venus will transit the sun on June 5, 2012. You will be able to see this celestial event (wearing appropriate eye protection!) at dusk in the United States. This will be the one and only time you will be able to view the Transit of Venus as it will not occur again until 2117. Read technical information about the transit on the NASA website.
Occurring in pairs separated by over a hundred years, there have now been only eight transits of Venus since the invention of the telescope in 1608. The next will be in December of 2117. But many modern telescopes and cameras were trained on this week's Venus transit, capturing the planet in rare silhouette against the Sun. In this sharp telescopic view from Georgia.
South Polar Vortex Discovered on Titan (July 24 2012) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA What's happening over the south pole of Titan? A vortex of haze appears to be forming, although no one is sure why. The above natural-color image shows the light-colored feature. The vortex was found on images taken last month when the robotic Cassini spacecraft flew by the unusual atmosphere-shrouded moon of Saturn. Cassini was only able to see the southern vortex (...) #astronomy