Sunday, December 30th 2012, 2:40 PM EST
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1 – Venus transits the sun
As the planets careen around the sun, there is occasionally a fortuitous alignment. In June of 2012 the planet Venus transited the sun, which means it passed in front of Sol from Earth’s perspective. As the planet began its transit, the NASA/JAXA Hinode spacecraft was on hand to take some pictures. This amazing image [featured at the top] shows the sphere of Venus passing into the sun’s corona, silhouetted by the boiling backdrop of glowing plasma.
Enjoy it — Venus won’t transit the sun again until 2117!
Click source to read and see NASA’s 10 most incredible images of 2012 by Ryan Whitwam
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