Scientists study atmosphere of Venus through transit images

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 10, 2015

Two of NASA’s heliophysics missions can now claim planetary science on their list of scientific findings. A group of scientists used the Venus transit – a very rare event where a planet passes between Earth and the sun, appearing to us as a dark dot steadily making its way across the sun’s bright face – to make measurements of how the Venusian atmosphere absorbs different kinds of light.

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