Jun 052012

In case you hadn’t heard, Venus is currently in transit across the Sun. This won’t happen again until 2117, by which time we’ll probably be too busy fighting gladiatorial matches for the amusement of our robot overlords to take much notice of anything else. So take a moment to check it out and perhaps your descendants, enjoying a five-minute protein break in one of the lunar mine shafts, can recount the tale of how Great-Grandparent was able to watch a dot move across an actual sky.

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