| Simon Newcomb - Astronomy - 1897 - 20 pages
...attraction of which tends to keep the mass together? No one yet knows. The spectroscope, if we interpret **its indications in the usual way, tells us that a...approaches the sun and its disappearance as it passes away.** I can only mention among the problems of the spectroscope the elegant and remarkable solution of the... | |
| Astronomy - 1902 - 191 pages
...attraction of which tends to keep the mass together ? No one yet knows. The spectroscope, if we interpret **its indications in the usual way, tells us that a comet is simply a mass of hydro-carbon** vapour, shining by its own light. But there must be something wrong in this interpretation. That the... | |
| Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - Discoveries in science - 1898
...attraction of which tends to keep the mass together? No one yet knows. The spectroscope, if we interpret **its indications in the usual way, tells us that a...by its own light. But there must be something wrong** iu this interpretation. That the light is reflected sunlight seems to follow necessarily from the increased... | |
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