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" Nothing is known of the absolute magnitude of the fixed stars, but the quantity of light emitted by many of them shows that they must be much larger than the sun. "
On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences - Page 275
by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pages
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Mechanism of the Heavens

Mary Somerville - 1831 - 621 pages
...suppose the two to be really of the same size, their distances from us must be in the ratio of 57.3 to 1, because light diminishes as the square of the distance of the luminous body increases. Of the absolute magnitude of the stars, nothing" is known, only that many of them must be much larger...
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The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy; Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1838 - 305 pages
...the star of the sixth magnitude is fifty-seven and one third times farther from us than Sirius is, because light diminishes as the square of the distance of the luminous body increases. By the same reasoning it may be shown, that if Sirius were placed where the SUII is, it would appear...
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A Glance at the Physical Sciences, Or, The Wonders of Nature, in Earth, Air ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 352 pages
...324 times greater than that of a star of the sLxth magnitude. Nothing is known of the absolute size of the fixed stars ; but the quantity of light emitted by many of them shows that they must be much greater than the Sun. Sirius is nearly four times larger, and many stars must be infinitely larger...
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Curiosities of Human Nature, Part 2

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 320 pages
...324 times greater than that of a star of the sixth magnitude. Nothing is known of the absolute size of the fixed stars ; but the quantity of light emitted by many of them shows that they must be much greater than the Sun. Sirius is nearly four times larger, and many stars must be infinitely larger...
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On the Connection of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1846 - 460 pages
...suppose the two to be really of the same size, their distances from us must be in the ratio of 57-3 to 1, because light diminishes as the square of the...sun. Dr. Wollaston determined the approximate ratio which the light of a wax candle bears to that of the sun, moon, and stars, by comparing their respective...
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On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences

Mary Somerville - 1849 - 524 pages
...suppose the two to be really of the same size, their distances from us must be in the ratio of 57'3 to 1, because light diminishes as the square of the distance of the luminous body increases. So many of the stars have proper motions altogether independent of the annual rotation of the earth...
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A History of All Nations, from the Earlier Periods to the Present ..., Volume 1

1851 - 1207 pages
...324 times greater than that of a star of the sixth magnitude. Nothing is known of the absolute size of the fixed stars ; but the quantity of light emitted by many of them shows that they must be much greater than the Sun. Sirius is nearly four times larger, and many stars must be of vastly greater...
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A Glance at the Physical Sciences, Or, The Wonders of Nature, in Earth, Air ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1852 - 352 pages
...324 times greater than that of a star of the sixth magnitude. Nothing is known of the absolute size of the fixed stars ; but the quantity of light emitted by many of them shows that they must be much greater than the Sun. Sirius is nearly four times larger, and many stars must be infinitely larger...
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Godey's Magazine, Volumes 44-45

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1852
...suppose the two to bo really of the same size, their distances from us must be in the ratio of 57.3 to 1, because light diminishes as the square of the...light emitted by many of them shows that they must bo ranch larger than the snn. Dr. Wollaston determined the approximate ratio that the light of a wax...
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