Transit of Venus expedition, 1874

Transit of Venus expedition, 1874

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Caption: Transit of Venus expedition. British Naval Commander with equipment for observing the 1874 transit of Venus. Several expeditions were organised to different locations to observe the 1874 transit. The combined results helped established the distance of Venus and the Sun from the Earth, and hence the size of the solar system.

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