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" 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... "
The System of the World - Page 359
by Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace - 1809
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Journal of natural philosophy, chemistry, and the arts: illustrated with ...

William Nicholson - 1799
...movements lead us therefore to think, that by virtue of an exceflive heat the atmofphere of the fun was originally extended beyond the orbits of all the planets, and that it gradually contracted in procefs of time to its prefent limits. Thefe- effects may have taken place...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1809
...it a motion nearly circular round the sun, must have surrounded the luminary like an atmosphere' ; that, ' in consequence of excessive heat, the atmosphere...gradually contracted itself to its present limits ' ; that the planets were ' formed at the successive bounds of this atmosphere, by the condensation...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...must have embraced all these bodies ; and considering the prodigious distance which separates them, it can only be a fluid of immense extent. To have given...it has gradually contracted itself to its present limit*, which may have taken place from causes similar to those which made the famous star that suddenly...
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The New Church Repository and Monthly Review, Volume 5

George Bush - 1855
...circular round the sun, this fluid must have surrounded the luminary like an atmosphere (incrustation). This view, therefore, of planetary motion, leads us...atmosphere of the sun originally extended beyond the orbite of all the planets, and that it has gradually contracted itself to its present limits. . . ....
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Astronomy and Astro-physics, Volume 7

Astronomy - 1888
...to suppose that, in consequence of an excessive heat, the atmosphere of the sun has in former times extended beyond the orbits of all the planets, and that it has successively contracted up to its present limits. In the primitive state which we suppose the sun to...
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Miscellaneous Notes and Queries, Volume 14

Questions and answers - 1896
...in the same direction a motion nearly circular around the sun, the fluid must have surrounded that luminary like an atmosphere. This view, therefore,...of the sun originally extended beyond the orbits of the planets, and that it has gradually contracted itself to its present limits, which may have taken...
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Essays in astronomy

Astronomy - 1900 - 536 pages
...like an atmosphere. The consideration of the planetary motions thus leads us to think that by reason of excessive heat the atmosphere of the sun originally...beyond the orbits of all the planets, and that it has successively shrunk to its present limits. In the primitive condition that we have ascribed to the...
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A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace - Probabilities - 1902 - 196 pages
...movements leads us then to think that by virtue of an excessive heat the atmosphere of the sun was originally extended beyond the orbits of all the planets, and that it has contracted gradually to its present limits. In the primitive state where we imagine the sun it resembled...
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A History of Science, Book 3

Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams - Science - 1904
...LAPLACE (From a painting by Ncdeon ) of the planetary movements leads us then to think that, on account of excessive heat, the atmosphere of the sun originally...beyond the orbits of all the planets, and that it was successively contracted to its present limits. " In the primitive condition in which we suppose...
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The Library of Original Sources: Advance in knowledge, 1650-1800

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...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. In the primitive state in which we have supposed...
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