The Story of Google Doodles

Google Doodles: Venus Transit

Venus Transit: June 8, 2004
"Some of the ideas actually come from our users," says Hwang. "We got an email from a French astronomer who said we would be able to see the planet Venus crossing the face of the sun. We asked him when it was happening, he said 'tomorrow." We told him we didn't know if we could do it on such short notice. He replied, 'well, the next pair of transits is 122 years from now.' So in less than 24 hours we had a design up all around the world. People could see a black dot that would slowly move around the sun."

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