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The week in pictures: June 2–8, 2012

In the past seven days, scientists and spacecraft alike studied the last transit of Venus until 2117, astronomers discovered the faintest distant galaxy in the universe, observations suggested that a black hole collided and merged with another black hole and then got kicked out of its home galaxy, and more.
Michel Breitfellner and Miguel Perez Ayucar/ESAC

Transit of Venus wows astronomers worldwide

The European Space Agency’s microsatellite Proba-2 tracked Venus as it moved across the solar disk over a period of nearly seven hours. Learn more »

"The week in pictures" highlights the amazing discoveries and cutting-edge research that resulted in magnificent photos and illustrations in the past week's Astronomy.com News section. Scroll through the photos, comment on your favorites, and click links to learn more about the science behind the pictures. We hope "The week in pictures” will not only highlight all our beautiful universe has to offer but also summarize the important stories of the past seven days in case you missed anything.

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