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Journey of a goddess

Suranga Ruhunusiri

June 10, 2012

Journey of a goddess

Named after the Roman of goddess of love and beauty, our sister planet, Venus, made a rare transit across the sun on June 5th 2012. This cosmic spectacle captivated and united millions worldwide. It is sad when I realize that none of us will be able to witness the next Venus transit, but at the same time feel happy at the thought that in another 105 years the human race will again unite even for a single day to marvel at this cosmic rarity.

Looking at this image makes me envy the future astronauts who will one day be able to observe an earth transit.

Suranga Ruhunusiri
Iowa City, Iowa


Tora: 09/09/2012 03:29 CDT

I am grateful for having been able to see two full Venus transits in my life. Tora Greve Limhamn, Sweden.

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