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This computer-generated 3D model of Venus' surface shows the summit of Maat Mons. A new study found one of the volcano's vents became bigger and changed during 1991. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Volcanic activity on Venus spotted in radar images, scientists say

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Venus and Jupiter, in a rare conjunction, seem close even though they are 400 million miles apart. Stan Honda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Look up! Venus and Jupiter are going in for a nighttime kiss

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In this composite image provided by NASA, the SDO satellite captures the path sequence of the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 5-6, 2012 as seen from space. The next pair of events will not happen again until the year 2117 and 2125. NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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Venus And The 18th Century Space Race

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An image of Venus taken by NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft as it sped past the planet in February 1974. NASA has decided to send two new probes to explore Venus. NASA hide caption

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NASA Picks Twin Missions To Visit Venus, Earth's 'Evil Twin'

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The images used to create this view of Venus were acquired by the Mariner 10 craft on Feb. 7 and 8, 1974. Decades after the Mariner 2 flew by the planet in 1962, much about the planet remains unknown. NASA hide caption

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A Possible Sign Of Life Right Next Door To Earth, On Venus

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The planet Venus is seen crossing the sun in June 2004 as photographed through a telescope at Planetarium Urania in Hove, Belgium. The earliest known observation of such a transit was in 1639 by English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Venus on the eastern limb of the Sun captured by TRACE satellite. NASA hide caption

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The Venus Transit: Who Cares?

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Safety over style: In 2006, a Palestinian man and boy were careful to protect their eyes while watching a partial eclipse of the sun. The same cautions are in order for Venus' transit of the sun on Tuesday. Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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