March 7

(ScienceNews) This solar portrait captures the far side of the sun, hidden from Earth’s view, as seen by NASA’s twin STEREO spacecraft. Now that the craft have begun an 8-year exploration of the sun’s far side, scientists for the first time have obtained 360-degree panoramas of the sun, as shown in an accompanying video. The dark crack is a narrow region where data still needs to be gathered.  Read full article here.