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The Venus Transit

This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows Venus as it nears the disk of the sun on June 5, 2012. Venus’s 2012 transit will be the last such event until 2117. Credit: NASA/SDO, AIA

As seen by the SDO, The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory. The SDO is a sun-pointing semi-autonomous spacecraft that will allow nearly continuous observations of the Sun with a continuous science data downlink

The next time Venus will pass by the Sun is about a 100 years from now.