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Transit of Mercury
Transit of Mercury (Webcast)
Date: November 8, 2006
Running Time: 05:12:09
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during a relatively rare event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's Live@ crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona to cover the event. This webcast includes a brief history of Kitt Peak and its 21 telescopes.
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during an event known as a transit. A transit of Mercury is relatively rare—there are only about a dozen in a century. The Exploratorium's expedition crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, and, with the Kitt Peak ... More »

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