"John C. Polasek" <jpolasek@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 00:11:53 -0500, Andrew Yee
> <ayee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Mark Shwartz, News Service
>>Phil Scherrer, Department of Physics
>>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.
> 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
>>* Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)