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Fraser
2012-Sep-28, 05:10 PM
Combined images taken simultaneously (06 June 2012, 03:46:18 UTC) from Svalbard and Canberra, showing the Venus parallax effect from 2 different locations on Earth, separated by 11600km. Credit: Pérez Ayúcar/Breitfellner Back in the 18th century, astronomers were trying to determine the distance from the Earth to the Sun. They used the parallax method during the [...]

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