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Venus Express and the transit of Venus

ESA’s Venus Express project scientist Håkan Svedhem observes the transit of Venus from Svalbard as Venus Express – the only spacecraft orbiting Venus at the moment – prepares to take its solar occultation measurements. During these measurements sunlight will filter … Continue reading

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ESA’s missions gear up for the transit of Venus

Here’s a quick-look summary of what we can expect from our space-based missions during the transit: Venus Express: solar occultation experiment – using the Sun’s light to analyse Venus’ atmosphere, an important technique for exoplanet studies. Proba-2: Watching for the … Continue reading

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Extrasolar worlds and transits

While transits of the 18th and 19th centuries gave astronomers a way to answer one of the biggest astronomical questions of the time – just how big is the Solar System – modern day astronomers use transits to search for … Continue reading

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