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Watch the 1882 Transit of Venus

Over the past couple of days, astronomers have been putting solar filters on their telescopes and taking test shots of the sun in anticipation of capturing today’s Transit of Venus.

But this isn’t the first time photographs have been the method of choice for preserving this rare cosmic event. After hand-drawn images dominated observations from the 1761 and 1769 transits, photography came on the scene and was up to the task of creating a stunning record of the 1874 and 1882 events. 

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    Lembram de Vênus passando na frente do Sol semana passada? Em 1882 já havia fotografia. O vídeo acima mostra uma colagem...
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