Make sure to watch this one full-screen!
Venus and Earth are about the same size.
The Sun is 3x as far away as Venus in this shot.
“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.”
In this time of year, Puerto Ricans suffer from an annual event that brings many respiratory problems and excessive heat, it is the arrival of the Sahara desert dust in the area.
However, this was beneficial when taking pictures of the transit of Venus because the layer of dust in the atmosphere served as a filter and can more easily capture the event.
A Kansas abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor claims in court documents that her message was “divinely inspired” and protected by the freedoms of speech and religion.
“They will know your habits and routines. They know where you shop, who your friends are, what you drive, where you live,” the letter said. “You will be checking under your car everyday — because maybe today is the day someone places an explosive under it.”
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.