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Meteoric Astronomy : A Treatise on Shooting-Stars, Fire-Balls, and Aerolites (Classic Reprint)
by Daniel Kirkwood


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The solar system consists Of the sun, together with the planets and comets which revolve around him as the center of their motions. The sun is the great controlling orb Of this system, and the source Of light and heat to its various members.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Excerpt from Meteoric Astronomy: A Treatise on Shooting-Stars, Fire-Balls, and Aerolites

The solar system consists Of the sun, together with the planets and comets which revolve around him as the center of their motions. The sun is the great controlling orb Of this system, and the source Of light and heat to its various members. Its magnitude is one million four hun dred thousand times greater than that of the earth, and it contains more than seven hundred times as much matter as all the planets put together.

Mercury is the nearest planet to the sun its mean dis tance being about thirty-seven millions Of miles. Its diam eter is about three thousand miles, and it completes its orbital revolution in 88 days.

Venus, the next member of the system, is sometimes our morning and sometimes our evening star. Its magnitude is almost exactly the same as that Of the earth. 'it revolves round the sun in 225 days.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781331523642
  • ISBN-10: 1331523648
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: June 2017
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds


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