At 10:02 AM 7/01/01 -0500, Ross wrote:
>Also, on Mercury, as it doesn't spin as it revolves around the Sun but points
>towards it, half of Mercury is always pointed towards the Sun and the
>dark, like Earth's Moon.
Whaaaat? Mercury's day does not equal its year; this has been known for
decades. Half of the Moon is not always dark, one reason to bite your lip
in fury when people refer to the `dark side of the Moon' when they mean the
`far side of the Moon' (in relation to Earth).
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