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PBS NewsHour | Venus Transit: Explaining a Rare Phenomenon | PBS

Duration: 05:08
Program: PBS NewsHour #10342
Broadcast Date: Jun. 4, 2012

The second of a pair of rare astronomical events will occur Tuesday evening as Venus will make its way across the face of the sun for the last time until December 2117.

Edward Murphy, associate professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia, delves into the science behind the Transit of Venus, why they are so rare, and their significance not only in the past, but for the future.

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Post Date: June 5, 2012