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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Tomorrow's transit of Venus across the sun previewed.
(Philadelphia: Elaine Quijano) The rare occurrence of the transit of Venus in the 1700s that ignited the first great space race examined; historical images shown of the astronomers who travelled to track the transit to determine the distance from the sun to Earth. ["Chasing Venus" author Andrea WULF- says the 18th century astronomers wanted to use the transit of Venus to determine the size of the solar system.]
- Pelley, Scott;
- Quijano, Elaine
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