Realm of Science December 20th 1917
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: A short time ago a little boy about ten years old asked me this question, “What makes the stars shine!” I dare say that most of us would feel somewhat puzzled in an attempt to give a simple and satisfactory answer. And no wonder, since it is only within the last century that even the most learned scientific men have been able to do it. Let us take the subject, then, as the theme for our reflections in this issue of the Chronicle.