Jupiter ; it then gradually diminished in splendor, and having exhibited all the variety of tints that indicate the changes of combustion, vanished sixteen months after its discovery, without altering its position. It is impossible to imagine anything... On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences - Page 386by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pagesFull view
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Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1852 - 1220 pages
...reappeared, and, after many variations in light, vanished after two years, and has never since been teen. In 1572, a star was discovered in Cassiopeia, which...surpassed that of Jupiter; It then gradually diminished in splendor, and, after exhibiting all the variety of tints that indicates the changes of combustion,...