The Ways of the Planets

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Harper & brothers, 1912 - Planets - 272 pages
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Page 74 - Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, Virgo the Virgin, Libra the Balance, Scorpio the Scorpion, Sagittarius the Archer, Capricornus the Goat, Aquarius the Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 36 - ... the planets actually observed with the elliptic theory, with the utmost exactness, and thus putting it to the severest trial; and it is upon the testimony of such computations, so brought into comparison with observed facts, that we declare that theory to be a true representation of nature. (505.) The planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have been known from the earliest ages in which astronomy has been cultivated. Uranus was discovered by Sir W.
Page 82 - Arcturus, which may be found by following the curve of the handle of The Dipper, prolonged about thirty degrees.
Page 154 - ... Answer. Sometimes nearer, sometimes farther off. As I stated before, they are entirely nomadic, and they pass from one part of the country to another. The most precise information I have of their precise locality, at any particular time, is the report of Major Wynkoop, who went out and saw their camp, in the latter part of August, or in the early part of September last. Question. Where were they then? Answer. At what is called Big Timbers, on the head of Smoke Hill. Question. Have you any knowledge...
Page 65 - ... passing nearest to us. Then it gradually comes out to view on the right hand, separates from the Sun up to a certain distance as before, and again recedes beyond the Sun, and is for the time being once more lost to view. "To these various positions technical names are given. When the inferior planet is on the far side of the Sun from us it is said to be in 'Superior Conjunction.
Page 15 - ... around the sun as a center. They have no light of their own, as the stars have, but shine wholly by reflected light received from the sun, which itself is a star.
Page 44 - ... Briefly, the rotation makes the electrical flow and a thermopilic dynamo of each planet. The ancient astronomical teaching is absolutely true. There will not be a work on astronomy published in Europe or the United States this year, or hereafter, that will not state that "Mercury and Venus revolve on their axes in the same time that they revolve around the sun...
Page 9 - ... Their children are growing up without the means of grace. Their neighbors are living " without hope, and without God in the world." And they are our countrymen; they are near us; they speak and read our language; their prejudices and sympathies are the same as ours; their wants we daily behold; they are members of our own family, " bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh.
Page 47 - PLANET when it is in a straight line with the earth and the sun, the earth being between the other two.
Page 205 - Saturn, while never what we would call cold, has little in it of that bright, warm, friendly aspect which is at times so characteristic of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter.

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