Astronomers hope Venus event will spark curiosity about universe

Josh Peterson Contributor
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Filtering the sun’s light to a minuscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers around the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth’s closest star, an extremely rare spectacle that served as a reminder of how tiny our planet really is.

After all, the next transit is 105 years away — likely beyond all of our lifetimes but just another dinky speck in the timeline of the universe.

Full Story: Silhouetted Venus Reminder of Solar System’s Size