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Silhouetted Venus reminder of solar system's size

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Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:30 am

HONOLULU — Filtering the sun's light to a minuscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers around the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth's closest star, an extremely rare spectacle that served as a reminder of how tiny our planet really is.

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