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Launchpad: Transits

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Discover how scientists used the last Venus transit and a geometric technique called parallax to verify the distance between sun and Earth. Find out what scientists hope to learn the next time Venus makes a shadow on the face of the sun. Since this production, there was a Venus Transit in June 2012.

Published on: May 29, 2012

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