07 June 2012 11:31 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 8 June 2012

Venus



A NASA image shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun. One of the rarest astronomical events occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won't occur again until 2117. (© Reuters)
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A NASA image shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun. One of the rarest astronomical events occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won't occur again until 2117.

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