Hinode Views 2012 Venus Transit (NASA, Hinode, 06/05/12)

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    On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus -- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode science operations and oversaw development of the scientific instrumentation provided for the mission by NASA, and industry. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., is the lead U.S. investigator for the X-ray Telescope.

    Image credit: JAXA/NASA/Lockheed Martin

    Original images: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hinode/venus_transit_hinode.html

    Read more about Hinode:
    www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hinode/index.html

    p.s. You can see all of our Hinode photos in the Hinode Group in Flickr at: www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157606297030945/

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    Mavroudakis Fotis, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Chris Dève 23 months ago | reply

      Exceptionnel!
      Avec les protubérances solaires...
      Merci pour cette série!!!

    2. Virginian Highlander 23 months ago | reply

      Spectacular! Jim, he may be alive after all!

    3. Dexter A. Pinto 23 months ago | reply

      Absolutely STUNNING!!!!

    4. dodagp 23 months ago | reply

      A real spectacle,most exceptional work, !!!!!!

    5. kawooya umaru 23 months ago | reply

      at wat time will be seen in east africa.
      THANKS 4 DAT WORK KEEP IT UP.

    6. Andres Mauricio Henao Q ---PHOTOGRAPHER--- 23 months ago | reply

      uuuff ustedes son los propios para esto muchas felicitaciones....

    7. eagle1effi 23 months ago | reply

      artistic work

      .
      Artistic, splendid, wonderful, amazing,
      creatively, great, extreme beautiful , ... the best Photography !

      APOD A Picturesque Venus Transit - collage


      Effi

    8. NamWizard 23 months ago | reply

      Absolutely marvelous! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    9. Mary590 19 months ago | reply

      Venus is beautiful - perfectly round.

    10. Zorn12 18 months ago | reply

      An awesome tribute to all those who risked thier lives to observe the transit in the 1800's!

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