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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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The Rain Cloud: Or, an Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers, and Uses ...

Charles Tomlinson - 1846 - 226 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...must be, probably, sufficient to ignite the mass; and all the phenomena may be explained, if falling stars be supposed to be small bodies moving round...
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The Gallery of Nature: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour Through Creation

Thomas Milner - 1848 - 892 pages
...flame, strongly expresses an opinion that the meteorites are solid bodies moving in space, and that the heat produced by the compression of the most rarefied air from the velocity of their motion must be sufficient to ignite their mass so that they are fused on entering the atmosphere....
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The gallery of nature: a tour through creation, Volume 28

Thomas Milner - 1860 - 896 pages
...flame, strongly expresses an opinion that the meteorites are solid bodies moving in space, and that the heat produced by the compression of the most rarefied air from the velocity of their motion must be sufficient to ignite their mass so that they are fused on entering the atmosphere....
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The rain-cloud and The snow-storm

Charles Tomlinson - 1865 - 428 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 bodies moving round...
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Earth, Sea and Sky, Or Marvels of the Universe: Being a Full and Graphic ...

Henry Davenport Northrop - 1887 - 886 pages
...the meteorites are solid bodies moving A SHOWER OF BRILLIANT METEORS ON THE OCEAN. in space, and that the heat produced by the compression of the most rarefied air from the velocity of their motion must be sufficient to ignite their mass, so that they are fused on entering the atmosphere....
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Earth, Sea and Sky, Or, Marvels of the Universe: Being a Full and Graphic ...

Henry Davenport Northrop - 1887 - 886 pages
...the meteorites are solid bodies moving A SHOWER OF BRILLIANT METEORS ON THE OCEAN. in space, and that the heat produced by the compression of the most rarefied air from the velocity of their motion must be sufficient to ignite their mass, so that they are fused on entering the atmosphere....
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The Philosophical Magazine and Journal: Comprehending Various ..., Volume 50

1817 - 534 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 maybe explained, if falling stars be supposed to be small solid bodies moving...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1850 - 870 pages
...flame, strongly expresses an opinion that the meteorites are Solid bodies moving in space, and that the heat produced by the compression of the most rarefied air from the velocity of their motion must be sufficient to ignite their mass so that they are fused on entering the atmosphere....
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 107

Royal Society (Great Britain) - 1817 - 476 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, and the great American meteor L2 which threw down showers of stones, was estimated at seventeen miles high. The velocity of motion...
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