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        The 2012 Transit of Venus | NASA Planetary Sciences

        Discover the historical, observational, and scientific importance of Venus transits and see high-definition images from the 2012 transit in these NASA videos.Historically, a transit of Venus was used to try to measure the distance to Venus. The 2012 transit was the second of an 8-year pair that happens every 120 years. The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured videos and images of the 2012 transit of Venus in a range of wavelengths.

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