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The June 5, 2012 Transit of Venus

Special | 53m 20s

Sanjay Limaye, senior scientist at the Space Science & Engineering Center at UW-Madison, discusses the unusual occurrence of the transit, or eclipse, of Venus. Occurring in pairs separated by eight years, the transit occurs when Earth and Venus are situated in their orbital positions just right, every 115 years.

Aired: 04/03/12

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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