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Message 1286287 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 15:39:23 UTC - in response to Message 1286284.
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Thanks Tullio:

Including the differential rotation, three more clues there...

There's also the question of why so slow a rotation?... Another clue?


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Message 1286321 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 16:48:21 UTC - in response to Message 1286287.

The relative slowness of the Sun's rotation is put in relationship with its mass in the first chapter of "Cosmogony of the solar system" by Fred Hoyle. It the Sun had a bigger mass it could rotate faster, otherwise it would disintegrate. This is what I gathered from reading the chapter.
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