Venus

Venus

Would you like to live on Venus?

On 6 June 2012 we saw something very rare. No one on Earth will live to see it again. It's called a Transit of Venus.

What is a Transit of Venus?

The planet Venus passed directly between the Earth and the Sun. Venus looked like a small black dot travelling across the Sun.

Transits of Venus occur in pairs eight years apart. The first of this pair was in June 2004. The next one isn't until December 2117!

Would you like to live on Venus?

Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system and the brightest planet in the night sky. But would you like to live on Venus? Try our quiz and find out!

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