NASA Transit Of Venus
NASA Transit Of Venus, UPDATE: NASA missed out on some of Venus’s once-in-a-lifetime transit of the Sun because a roadworker severed a Telstra wire in Mataranka.
The incident happened yesterday afternoon near Mataranka, southeast of Darwin, and has cut many Northern Territory Telstra customers south of the town – including Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, the NT News reports.
NASA scientists had set up cameras at Centralian Middle School, Alice Springs for the event.
Teacher Matt Skoss, who helped to organise the event, said he got a phone call from the scientists about 6.45am saying there was no internet.
“We lost about half an hour but it’s back up now,” he said. (Herald Sun)