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Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus 1631-2004
Introduction
What is a Transit of Venus?
Discovering the Transits: The 1631 and 1639 Transits
Measuring the Universe: The 1761 and 1769 Transits
New Possibilities: The 1874 and 1882 Transits
The Transits of 2004 and 2012
Credits and Financial Support
Education and Events
Resources and Links
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Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004

The Many Faces of Venus


Images of Venus: UV Image of Venus Showing Cloud Patterns.

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/Caltech

Images of Venus: UV Image of Venus Showing Cloud Patterns.

Although Venus is the closest planet to Earth, it has long remained a mystery due to the thick clouds that completely hide its surface.

The Many Faces of Venus


Images of Venus: Venus in Transit

Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory Library

Images of Venus: Venus in Transit

Although Venus is the closest planet to Earth, it has long remained a mystery due to the thick clouds that completely hide its surface.

The Many Faces of Venus


Images of Venus: The Surface of Venus

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/Caltech

Images of Venus: The Surface of Venus

Although Venus is the closest planet to Earth, it has long remained a mystery due to the thick clouds that completely hide its surface.

The Many Faces of Venus


Images of Venus: Venus in Visible Light

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/Caltech

Images of Venus: Venus in Visible Light

Although Venus is the closest planet to Earth, it has long remained a mystery due to the thick clouds that completely hide its surface.