JAXA/NASA's image of Venus and it's backlit atmosphere from Astronomy Post of the Day. There is still more Venus Transit awesomeness out on the web. You may have seen some of these before, but they bear revisiting.Firstly, run, don't walk to see Thierry Legault's amazing image of the International Space station as it transits the Sun during the Venus transit (He was in Australia too).
The image above shows arc of Venus photographed in 2004 by Riccardo Robitschek and Giovanni Maria Caglieris of Milan, Italy. Backlit by the sun, Venus's atmosphere refracted sunlight passing through layers of air above the planet's ... Read Post
Image: NASA, ESA, C.R. Robert O'Dell, G.J. Ferland, W.J. Henney and M. Peimbert I've always said that if you want to get people more excited about astronomy, name the stars after snacks (case in point). It seems like NASA has finall... Read Post