Source: apod.nasa.gov via Trena on Pinterest

Yesterday Venus crossed in front of the Sun. When you think about it, it is pretty awesome. A planet cut into Sun and the Earth’s foxtrot, and this won’t happen again until 2117; I will be dead then. But when you really think about it, it makes you wonder what all the hype was actually about, and illustrates again just how delightfully silly humans are. Humans will make a huge fuss because a planet (a planet that we have known about for some time) is passing in front of our star in such a way that it can be seen from Earth. Why? We know the planets in our solar system circle the Sun. Is it because we can actually see with our own eyes what we know (and have been told) to be true?

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