Last transit of Venus this century draws stargazers around the world

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 03:02 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers say they hope rare planetary spectacle – last for 105 years – will spark people's curiosity about universeNone of us is likely to see Venus pass, like a moving beauty spot, across the face of the sun again.From the US to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus. The next one will not be for another 105 years."If you can see the mole on Cindy Crawford's face, you can see Venus," Van Webster, a member of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, told anyone who stopped by his telescope for a peek on Mount Hollywood.For astronomers, the transit was not just a rare planetary spectacle. It was also one of those events they hoped would spark curiosity about the universe and our place in...

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