The Origin of the Stars: And the Causes of Their Motions and Their Light

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D. Appleton, 1867 - Nebular hypothesis - 394 pages

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Page 89 - The part of the sun's disc not occupied by spots is far from uniformly bright Its ground is finely mottled with an appearance of minute, dark dots, or pores, which, when attentively watched, are found to be in a constant state of change. There is nothing which represents so faithfully this appearance as the slow subsidence of some flocculent chemical precipitates in a transparent fluid, when viewed perpendicularly from above...
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Page 378 - From a consideration of the planetary motions, we are therefore brought to the conclusion, that in consequence of an excessive heat, the solar atmosphere originally extended beyond the orbits of all the planets, and that it has successively contracted itself within its present limits.
Page 379 - ... of the planets. The five phenomena, explained above, naturally result from this hypothesis, to which the rings of Saturn add an additional degree of probability. Whatever may have been the origin of this arrangement of the planetary system, which I offer with that distrust which every thing ought to inspire that is not the result of observation or calculation...
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