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VIDEO: Venus Transit 2012 from Super Hi-Def NASA Camera

Miss the transit? See this ultra high-def video of it

If you missed the Venus Transit last week -- or just want a better view of it -- check out this video, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The observatory's main purpose is to examine the sun's atmosphere and the video captures images about eight times better than HDTV, according to NASA.

On June 5, it captured the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, an event that won't happen again until 2117. The best views in the contiguous U.S. were in the west. For those of us on the east, this might be the best view we'll get.

Ben Helvensteijn June 10, 2012 at 03:46 PM
What are those background images passing through the image of Venus?

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