Are the planets inhabited?

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdward Walter Maunder

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE CONDITION OF MARS THE planet Mars is the debatable ground between two opinions. Here, the two opposing views join issue; the controversy comes to a focus. The point in debate is whether certain markings--some linear, some circular--are natural or artificial. If, it is argued, some are truly like a line, without curve or break, as if drawn with pen, ink, and ruler; or others, so truly circular, without deviation or break, as if drawn with pen, ink, and compass; if, moreover, when we obtain more powerful telescopes, erected in better climates for observing, these markings become more truly lines and circles the better we see them; then they are artificial, not natural structures. But artificial structures imply artificers. And if the structures are so designed as to meet the needs of a living organism, it implies that the living organism that designed them must have a reasonable mind lodged in a natural body. If, then, the " lines " and " circles " that Prof. Lowell and his disciples assert to be artificial canals and oases are really such, they premise the order of being that we call Man. But these canals and Details Of Orbit:--Mean Distance from Sun in millions of miles. »; Earth's distance = i. Period of Revolution, in years Velocity, in miles per second Eccentricity Aphelion Distance, Perihelion = i, Inclination of Equator to Orbit Rotation period Atmosphere, assuming the total mass of the atmosphere to be proportional to the mass of the planet:--Pressure at the surface in lb. per sq. inch " " in "atmospheres".... Level of half surface pressure in miles Boiling point of water at the surface Temperature:--Light and heat received from Sun, © = i Reciprocal of square-root of distance, ® = i Equatorial temp, of ide...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE CONDITION OF MARS THE planet Mars is the debatable ground between two opinions. Here, the two opposing views j...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217723683

ISBN - 13:9780217723688

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