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Re: New technique provides the first full view of the far side of the su

Subject: Re: New technique provides the first full view of the far side of the sun Forwarded
From: "George Dishman"
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 18:18:23 -0000
Newsgroups: sci.astro
"John C. Polasek" <jpolasek@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
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> On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 00:11:53 -0500, Andrew Yee
> <ayee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>News Service
>>Stanford University
>>Stanford, California
>>
>>Contact:
>>Mark Shwartz, News Service
>>(650) 723-9296
>>
>>Comment:
>>Phil Scherrer, Department of Physics
>>(650) 723-1504
>>
>>March 13, 2006
>>
>>New technique provides the first full view of the far side of the sun
>>By Mark Shwartz
>>
>>The hidden face of the sun is fully visible for the first time, thanks
>>to a new technique developed at Stanford University.
>>
>>Only half of the sun -- the near side -- is directly observable. The far
>>side always faces away from Earth and is therefore out of view.
> SNIP
>
> You realize this requires the Sun to rotate once a year to keep the
> same face toward us. It's keeping up with us.
> It doesn't do this for Mars or Jupiter. How can we be so favored? It
> sounds, well, wrong.

I wondered if anyone would be thrown by
that. It would have been clearer if they
had added "at any one time".

>>Relevant Web URLs:
>>
>>* Stanford Solar Center
>>   http://solar-center.stanford.edu/
>>* Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
>>   http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

George



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