Science: Hot Solar Poles?

Because Dr. Albert Einstein is the world's most celebrated living scientist, laymen tend to turn his suggestions into new Einstein theories.* Last week despatches contained accounts of a new Einstein sun theory. While talking with Mt. Wilson Observatory astronomers about cyclones on the sun which sweep clockwise across the southern solar hemisphere, counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, Dr. Einstein suggested that a temperature difference between the sun's poles and equator might be the cause of the solar cyclones. Most probably, he said, the polar regions were warmer than the equatorial regions. Having...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!