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2006 Mercury transit imaged in X-rays by Hinode (Solar-B)
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- Title 2006 Mercury transit imaged in X-rays by Hinode (Solar-B)
- Released 20/11/2006 12:24 pm
- Copyright JAXA
The last Mercury transit across the Sun that took place in the night between 8 and 9 November 2006, and it was observed in great detail with the three telescope instruments on board the Hinode (Solar-B) satellite (a JAXA mission with ESA participation).
This spectacular image was taken by Hinode’s X-Ray Telescope (XRT), and it shows the transit of Mercury across the background X-ray-corona of the Sun.