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Is Jupiter self-luminous?


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Biggs, Alfred Barrett (1886) Is Jupiter self-luminous? Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 33-38. ISSN 0080-4703

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In the concluding part of my paper on the occultation of
Jupiter in April last (read 8th June), I referred to the
question of Jupiter's intrinsic brilliancy, and expressed the
hope that the question would be scientifically investigated. In order to clear the way, I will first state the case. Jupiter is
roughly speaking, about five times the earth's distance from
the sun. It is impossible, therefore, that he can receive from
that luminary more (one twenty-fifth) part of the
intensity of illumination which reaches the earth; that is, in inverse proportion to the squares of the distances.
The subject deserves, and I trust will receive, more
precise and thorough investigation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 33-38
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 19 Jun 2013 04:44
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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