350 or bust: Science Brings Rare Planetary Event To Our Living Rooms

For those of you who, like me, didn’t have a pair of eyeball-protecting goggles to watch as the planet Venus crossed the face of the sun this past Tuesday, here’s some stunning HD images released by NASA yesterday. The pictures were collected by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which is, according to NASA, “the most ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Transit of Venus – Worth Watching, but do it safely.

     It is one of those lifetime events, as Venus rarely crosses the plane of our orbit while in front of the sun. “Our nearest planetary neighbour will be passing between the Earth and the sun starting at 6:04 p.m. ET on June 5 and will be aligned in such a way that its passage ...