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The sun and its office in the universe

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Abbott, Francis (1870) The sun and its office in the universe. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 62-69.

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Abstract

The sun, to us, is not only the largest apparent star in the universe, but also the most brilliant, and that which exercises over the earth the most dominant influences. It is from him that all the energies developed on the surface of the earth incessantly flow, and are continually and successfully carried on by the two hundred and thirty millionth part of the force radiated, which is all the earth is able to receive of the sun's rays. From him also, at epochs immensely distant from us, the planets have been thrown out successively, at first in the form of nebulous rings—agglomerations of matter which have in the end become condensed, and now form the planets of our system.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 62-69
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 06:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15086
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