Volume: 02, Issue: 11 06/02/2004 
Venus (pictured here) will be passing between the Earth and the Sun on June 8, 2004.
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Venus Transit

More than 120 years ago, Venus passed between the Sun and Earth, giving astronomers a brief and unique view of the relationship between these three bodies. In fact, by observing this historical event, astronomers were able to determine the approximate size of the known Solar System. On June 8, 2004, Venus will once again drift across the solar disk, and you will have an opportunity to witness it.

To find out more about the Venus Transit, visit:
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/2004/index_vthome.htm

Learn more about the historical significance of the Venus Transit at:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/28may_cook.htm?list1003452
and:
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/2004/vt_vtstory_2004.htm

Warning: Never stare directly into the Sun without protection. Doing so may cause permanent eye damage. Do not view the Venus Transit without taking heed of the safety precautions on this page:
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/2004/vt_viewing_techniques_2004.htm

    
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