Radiant Energy and Its Analysis; Its Relation to Modern Astrophysics
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...toward the dawn further, when the--Fifth tablet of Creation Myth, primitive Babylonian script. HISTORY OF THE SUN. When our sun had a diameter of twenty-five million million miles, which it had when extended halfway to its nearest neighboring sun, a volume of it, of the size of the earth, contained a quantity of ultra-gaseous matter which, if condensed into one chunk, and brought to the earth's surface and weighed, would weigh 127 pounds. The volume of the earth is 260 billion cubic miles, so it required 292,000 cubic miles to contain matter weighing one grain. A piece of brass of the size of this square, one-fortieth of an inch thick, weighs one grain. This is i 1 easily computed for the sun, planets and moons in the solar system contain a mass of two octillion tons, nearly.' The primordial solar nebula must have been at the absolute zero--461 degrees F., for two of the particles must either hit together to separate heat by friction, or they must unite chemically. But they could do neither when long distances apart, for every one must gravitate toward the center of gravity of the whole mass. Since a cubic space inclosing 292,000 solid miles would be 66 miles on each side, the little sheet of brass, if cut into 292,000 portions and equally distributed, would be one mile apart. Nothing but the Thomsonian corpuscles, the 1-1oooth of the mass of the unit hydrogen particle, could occupy the space. And they were not very closely packed. The mass began contraction at an exceedingly slow rate, for gravity is weak at a distance of I2j4 trillion miles. All the heat radiated from that time has been caused, so far as science can now see, by collisions of the particles. For chemical union cannot take place in terrific cold or heat. Chemism is completely...
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