Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NASA Venus Transit Link Cut by Australian Road Worker

Venus link back up after road worker cuts NASA cable

NASA missed out on some of Venus's once-in-a-lifetime transit of the sun because a roadworker severed a Telstra wire.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon near Mataranka, 420km southeast of Darwin, and has cut many Northern Territory Telstra customers south of the town - including Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.
Alice Springs was chosen as one of only a handful of locations around the world from which the US space agency was streaming live, because the town will have a view of the entire celestial event, and is often cloud free at this time of the year.
A team from Columbus State University has been in Alice Springs helping arrange the webcast from the Centralian Middle School.



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