Transit of Venus, 1874

Transit of Venus, 1874

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This image is part of the feature The First Scientific Photographers

Credit: EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Transit of Venus. Series of historical photographs taken in 1874 showing the transit of Venus (black dot) in front of the Sun (white). The black disk of Venus is seen at the bottom, near the solar limb.

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Keywords: 1874, 19th century, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, black-and-white, crossing, early photography, historical, history, history of science, monochrome, photographs, photos, planet, planetary science, series, transit, transiting, venus

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