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Hubble will see the Venus Transit

On June 5, 2012, Venus will pass in front of the Sun. This transit will follow numerous amateurs and professionals around the world, but it is interesting that HST will also participate in this! But how will they do it since Hubble cannot see directly the Sun? They will use instead a “mirror” and this mirror will be the Tycho crater in the Moon! Interesting …

(Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI))

(Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI))