Thursday, March 23, 2006


Sun’s Far Side Visible Now

`There’s no place for the Sun to hide its face anymore.

The rotating star’s far side, out of view to astronomers, has now been fully seen for the first time using data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

A new technique allows scientists to detect potentially damaging solar storms that may be brewing on the far side of the Sun and, weeks later, will be rotated into view and aimed our way.’

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