The orbit of Venus

I've been quiet for the last few days partly because I've been busy, but also because I assume you will all be reading the live blogging from the AAS 207th meeting. There is a lot of exciting stuff happening there and Aaron, Pamela, Travis and Phil are doing a great job of communicating that. However, on a different point, I just saw an animation on APoD (via Rob at Dirty Skies) showing the change in the phase and size of Venus created with real images taken during 2004 and the end of 2005. The animation is simply amazing. If ever you doubted that Venus went around the Sun, this is for you. Even if you didn't, you should still have a look at it. This was one of those moments where the universe gave me a slap on the face to remind me how fantastic it is.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 12th Jan 2006 (12:11 UTC) | Permalink
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