The Meteoritic Hypothesis; A Statement of the Results of a Spectroscopic Inquiry Into the Origin of Cosmical Systems

The Meteoritic Hypothesis; A Statement of the Results of a Spectroscopic Inquiry Into the Origin of Cosmical Systems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... as well as those that amounted only to a few minutes of a degree in size, did not appear. It could not be inconsistent to call up a telescopic milky way, at an immense distance, to account for such phenomena; and if any part of the nebulosity seemed detached from the rest, or contained a visible star or two, the probability of seeing a few near stars, apparently scattered over the far distant regions of myriads of sidereal collections, rendered nebulous by their distance, would also clear up these singularities. In order to be more easily understood in my remarks on the comparative disposition of the heavenly bodies, I shall mention some of the particulars which introduced the ideas of connection and disjunction: for these, being properly founded upon an examination of objects that may be reviewed at any time, will be of considerable importance to the validity of what we may advance with regard to my lately discovered nebulous stars. On the 27th June 1786, I saw a beautiful cluster of very small stars of various sizes, about 15' in diameter, and very rich of stars (a). On viewing this object, it is impossible to withhold our assent to the idea which occurs, that these stars are connected so far one with another as to be gathered together, within a certain space, of little extent, when compared to the vast expanse of the heavens. As this phenomenon has been repeatedly seen in a thousand cases, I may justly lay great stress on the idea of such stars being connected. In the Year 1779, the 9th of September, I discovered a very small star near t Bootis (b). The question here occurring, whether it had any connection with or not, was determined in the negative; for, considering the number of stars scattered in a variety of places, it is very far...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236590716
  • 9781236590718