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Experimental Proofs of the Earth’s Rotation
First Paragraph: | In establishing the truth of the Copernican system, professors of astronomy are apt to look upon Foucault’s pendulum as the one experimental proof of the earth’s diurnal rotation. They may also possibly ...
Realm of Science April 20th 1915
First Paragraph: | That astronomy habitually deals with numbers, distances and quantities that stagger our ordinary imagination, is a fact now quite universally conceded by the general reader. While he is favorably disposed ...
The North Pole Part 1
First Paragraph | The poles of the earth are, in the mathematical as well as in the ordinary sense of the word, singular points; that is to say, they possess many essential features which do not apply in any way to other ...
The North Pole Part 2
First Paragraph | The axis of revolution about which the earth revolves is not fixed in the earth, as one would naturally suppose, and as even scientific men supposed until the contrary was proved. It moves about in a very ...
Does the Earth Really Go Round the Sun?
First Paragraph: | Deep down in the recesses of some minds, there may be perhaps a lurking suspicion, that the earth’s going around the sun at the distance of about 93,000,000 miles may be, after all, only a theory, and ...
Is the Earth Falling into the Sun
First Paragraph: | It has often been said that no astronomer can be an atheist. The scale upon which the universe is built; the endless variety and the infinite number of the visible stars, all of which are self-luminous ...