Jupiter a moderate-sized orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across; Saturn a small orange, on a circle of four-fifths of a mile... Astronomy - Page 275by sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833Full view - About this book
| 1833
...Ceres, Vesta, and Pallas, grains of sand, in orbits of from 1000 to 1200 feet; Jupiter a moderate sized **orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across; Saturn...upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile** aud a half in diameter. As to getting correct notions on this subject by drawing circles on paper,... | |
| John Wesley - Natural history - 1836
...mile across; Saturn, a small orange, on a circle of fourfifths of a mile ; and Uranus, a full-sized **cherry, or small plum, upon the circumference of a...notions on this subject by drawing circles on paper,** it is out of the question. To imitate the motions of the planets in the abovementioned orbits, Mercury... | |
| Mrs. L. H. Tyler - Astronomy - 1837 - 288 pages
...mile across ; Saturn a small orange on a circle of four-fifths of a mile ; and Uranus a full-sized **cherry or small plum, upon the circumference of a...toys called orreries, it is out of the question."** (270.) The analogical evidence of the earth's annual motion arising from the revolution of these bodies... | |
| Christian Tract Society - 1838 - 72 pages
...in a circle nearly half a mile across ; Saturn, a small orange, on a circle four-fifths of a mile j **and Uranus, a full sized cherry, or small plum, upon...a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter."** — Treatise on Astronomy, by Sir JOHN FW HERSCHEI, p. 287. B 13 " Yet, mamma," said Mary, after a... | |
| Richard Green Parker - Physics - 1838 - 213 pages
...Saturn, a small orange, on a circle of four fifths of a mile in diameter, and Herschel a full-sized **cherry or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter.** " To imitate the motions of the planets in the above mentioned orbits, Mercury must describe its own... | |
| John Lee Comstock - Astronomy - 1838 - 256 pages
...orange, in a circle of four fifths of a mile ; and Uranus (Herschel) a full sized cherry, or small plumb, **upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter."** To imitate the motions of the planets, in the above Suppose the sun be represented by a ball of two... | |
| Thomas Lockerby - 1839
...Vesta, Pallas, grains of sand in orbitsoffrom 1000 to 1200 feet— Jupiter a moderate sized orange on **a circle nearly half a mile across — Saturn a small...a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter.** To imitate the motions of the planets, in the above mentioned orbits, Mercury must describe its own... | |
| Henry Duncan - Natural history - 1839
...mile across ; Saturn, a small orange on a circle of four fifths of a mile ; and Uranus, a full-sized **cherry or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter."** t Whewell's Bridgewater Treatise, pp. 273, 274. which it consists, we may imagine that we make perceptible... | |
| 1839
...a mile across; Saturn a small orange, on a circle of four-fifths of a mile; and Uranus a full-sized **cherry, or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter."** • See Saturday Magağine, Vol. XII., p. KB. But when the student of Astronomy shall have come to... | |
| Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Zoology - 1840 - 199 pages
...Ceres, Vesta and Pallas, grains of sand, in orbits of from 1000 to 1200 feet; Jupiter, a moderate sized **orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across ; Saturn,...circle more than a mile and a half in diameter.' As** the different members of this system are particularly described under the proper heads we shall only... | |
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