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Venus: First Peoples recognising the Morning and Evening Star

Australia’s First Peoples’ detailed understanding of the planets and their complex motions. Discover more of their deep astronomical knowledge in Cosmos Magazine issue 91.

over Venus over Uluru, trailed by Jupiter in the early evening zodiacal dust light
The regular path of Venus (seen here over Uluru, trailed by Jupiter in the early evening zodiacal dust light) has long been understood, and is celebrated in numerous ceremonies and stories. Credit: Simon Stone / Alamy