In Search of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost in Newton’s Clockwork Universe
Reality against a backdrop of war and revolution early in the nineteenth century. Le Verrier, the autocratic Director of the Paris Observatory, had unveiled a problem with the motion of the planet Mercury. The indications were of a planet closer to the sun than Mercury. Incredibly, the prediction was immediately fulfilled by an obscure French country doctor using no more than a homemade telescope. The planet, named for the Roman god of fire, was no sooner discovered than.
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In Search Of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost In Newton's Clockwork Universe
Richard Baum,William Sheehan
Engin sýnishorn í bođi - 2003
Académie des Sciences Adams Adams's Airy anomalous advance appeared Arago arc seconds asteroids Astronomer Royal body Bouvard C. H. F. Peters calculations Cambridge Cancri celestial Challis Clairaut comet Comptes Rendu discovered discovery of Neptune distance Earth eccentricity errors existence Flammarion Flamsteed gravitation Greenwich Halley Herschel History of Astronomy Holden hypothesis Ibid intramercurial planet inverse-square law J. C. Adams January John Couch Adams Journal Jupiter Lalande Laplace later Lea Shane Archives Lescarbault letter Lewis Swift Liais Lick Observatory longitude magnitude Mars Mary Lea Shane mass mathematical mathematician Mercury's Moon Moon's Newton noted object observations October orbit Orgčres Paris Observatory perihelion perihelion of Mercury perturbations planetary position predicted problem refractor Royal Astronomical Society Saturn seemed seen September Simon Newcomb solar system spot stars sunspots tables telescope tion total eclipse transit tronomer U.J. J. Le Verrier U.S. Naval Observatory Uranus Venus Vulcan Watson wrote