Taking the heat
Using an extreme ultraviolet filter, NASA observers captured this image of Venus passing the sun near the upper chromosphere and lower transition region. "The bright areas show places where the plasma has a high density," NASA explains of the violent surface of the sun.
Check out this video of a sped-up Venus trotting in front of the sun, courtesy of NASA:
June 5, 2012 10:06 PM PDT
Photo by: NASA/SDO, HMI, and AIA science teams
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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