How come Nasa doesn’t send anything to the far side of the sun to see if anything is there?
- Jim MoorLv 71 month ago
We do! We send them at night!
- CousinLv 61 month ago
Merely the Wizard of Oz standing there holding a giant blowtorch.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
Because we know what's there. Us, six months later.
- RaymondLv 71 month ago
Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory
Two probes orbiting the Sun, one in direct motion and the other in retrograde motion.
In other words they are going in opposite directions and they meet every 4 years or so.
They were launched in October 2006. STEREO-A is still going strong, while STEREO-B stopped working in October 2014. NASA kept trying periodic contacts to get it going again and they even succeeded for a while (August 2016, for over two hours) but it has not responded properly after that. Recovery efforts ceased in October 2018.
Images have been received all the time from both probes for 8 years, and are still coming in from STEREO-A.
The "far side" of the Sun looks a lot like this side.
Mind you, it is not as if this was the first time we saw all around the Sun. For example, when a probe is sent to another planet, it will find itself on the other side of the Sun every time that other planet is in (inferior) conjunction relative to Earth.
Also, the probe Ulysses was put in a quasi-polar orbit around the Sun (i = 80 degrees) allowing it to see "all sides" of the Sun at once. 1990 to 2019.
And many more.
Then, there have been plenty of space probes by other countries.
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- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Because Our Sun Spins once on its axis once every six Earth Days
And Earth makes an Orbit if the Sun Once every year
This year it will happen to be 366 days as it is a leap year
Saturday will be the 29th February
I know because I stood on the Sun for a Year
And NASA couldn't afford it anyway
And someone is going to make me out to be a Liar
I can tell the Future you seeSource(s): The Force is Weak in this one Skippy
- 1 month ago
They've already checked... Voyager took a 'self portrait' of our solar system many years ago... there's no planet on the other side of Earth's orbit
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
NASA has sent probes whose view includes the far side of the Sun relative to the Earth.
Thus, we already know what is, and what isn't in the whole inner solar system.
- lenpol7Lv 71 month ago
No need to send anything.
The Earth's orbital track takes us to the far side of the Sun once a year.
- 1 month ago
Because nothing is behind the sun.
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
Any of the hundreds of interplanetary probes would have a view of that spot.
None have seen anything.
and if there were anything there larger than a small asteroid, it would be detected by its effect on the orbits of the other planets.