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" I. show that the luminous appearances of shooting stars and meteors cannot be owing to any inflammation of elastic fluids, but must depend upon the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles, and the great American... "
A Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy: With Their Applications - Page 364
by Andrew Ure - 1831 - 844 pages
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Repertory of Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture: Consisting of Original ...

1817 - 430 pages
...to any inflammation of elastic fluids, but must depend upon the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles,...motion must be probably sufficient to ignite the mass; and all the phenomena may be explained, if falling stars be supposed to be small solid bodies moving...
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Journal of Science and the Arts, Volume 5

1818 - 462 pages
...to any inflammation of elastic fluids, but must depend upon the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles;...estimated at seventeen miles high. The velocity of motion in these bodies must in all cases be immensely great ; and the heat produced by the compression of...
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The Quarterly Journal of Science and the Arts, Volume 5

1818 - 482 pages
...any inflammation of elastic fluids., but must depend upon the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles...estimated at seventeen miles high. The velocity of motion in these bodies must in all cases be immensely great; and the heat produced by the compression of the...
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A Dictionary of Chemistry, on the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's: In ..., Volume 1

Andrew Ure - 1821 - 432 pages
...to any inflammation of elastic fluids, but must depend on the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles,...cases be immensely great, and the heat produced by from the velocity of motion, must be probably sufficient to ignite the mass. All the phenomena may...
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A Dictionary of Chemistry, on the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's: In ..., Volume 1

Andrew Ure - 1821 - 436 pages
...must in all cases be immensely great, and the heat produced by 42 the compression of the most rarified air, from the velocity of motion, must be probably...ignite the mass. All the phenomena may be explained, if falling stars be supposed to be small solid bodies moving around the earth in very eccentric orbits,...
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An inquiry into the nature and cause of miasmata, more particularly ...

Patrick Murphy - 1825 - 180 pages
...to any inflammation of elastic fluids, but must depend on the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles,...ignite the mass. All the phenomena may be explained, if falling stars be supposed to be small solid bodies moving round the earth in very eccentric orbits,...
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A Dictionary of Chemistry ...

Andrew Ure - 1828 - 872 pages
...to any inflammation of elastic fluids, but must depend on the ignition of ¬°olid bodies. Dr. H alley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles,...probably sufficient to ignite the mass. All the phenomena mny be explained, if falling stars be supposed to be smull solid bodies moving round the earth in very...
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The Life of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart

John Ayrton Paris - 1831 - 598 pages
...be owing to any inflammation of gas, but must depend upon the ignition of solid matter. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles,...which threw down showers of stones, was estimated at only seventeen miles high. The velocity of the motion of such bodies must in all cases be immensely...
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The Life of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart., LL.D.: Late President of the Royal ...

John Ayrton Paris - 1831 - 582 pages
...be owing to any inflammation of gas, but must depend upon the ignition of solid matter. Dr. Halley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles,...which threw down showers of stones, was estimated at only seventeen miles high. The velocity of the motion of such bodies must in all cases be immensely...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 1

1833 - 540 pages
...upon the ignition of solid bodies. Dr. H alley calculated the height of a meteor at ninety miles, arid the great American meteor which threw down showers...motion must be probably sufficient to ignite the mass ; and all the phenomena may be explained, if falling stars be supposed to be small solid bodies moving...
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