Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

Річард Ентоні Проктор  Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
ISBN:
2000000001232
Мова:
англійська
Рік видання:
2008 р.
Видавництво:
Project Gutenberg
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Річард Ентоні Проктор
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Myths and Marvels of Astronomy: Large Print by Richard A. Proctor seven planets of their system by the periods of the apparent revolution of those bodies around the celestial dome, and so set the sphere of the moon innermost, enclosed by the sphere of Mercury, around which in turn was the sphere of Venus, next the sun's, then, in order, those of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. We can readily understand how they might come to regard the slow motions of the sphere of Saturn and Jupiter, taking respectively some thirty and twelve years to complete a revolution, as indicating power superior to the sun's, whose sphere seemed to revolve once in a single year. Many other considerations might have been urged, before the Copernican theory was established, to show that, possibly, some of the planets exert influences more effective than those of the sun and moon. It is, indeed, clear that the first real shock sustained by astrology came from the arguments of Copernicus.

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