The Birth of World and Systems

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Harper & Brothers, 1911 - Cosmogony - 161 pages
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Page 29 - the cause of these outbursts. It cannot be said that science has up to the present time been able to offer any
Page 29 - A mystery which seems yet more impenetrable is associated with the so-called new stars, which blaze forth from time to time. These
Page 29 - What they were, what they are, what they become, are all difficult questions to answer. But the crux of the whole problem concerns the manner of their vivification. A body previously inert is transformed, wellnigh instantaneously, into a
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Page 6 - although I held South Kensington teaching certificates in thirteen branches of science, I knew but little of Astronomy, so I had to study the subject.
Page 29 - to our sight the most astounding phenomena ever presented to the physical philosopher.
Page 29 - centre of immeasurable intensity. How is the change effected ? What store of energy is laid under contribution to provide the
Page 64 - The third body stands still in space, hence when the centre of gravity is at a similar distance, it acts twice as long on each of the two retreating
Page 32 - Hence we conclude that the Auriga collision was a deep graze of small suns, and the Perseus collision was a slight graze of very massive suns,

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