Great Astronomical Discoveries, Correspondence from the Moon, Page 3

Great Astronomical Discoveries, Correspondence from the Moon, Page 3, November 03, 2018, mixed media

“A law of nature and the finitude of human skill seemed united in inflexible opposition to any further improvement in telescopic science, as applicable to the known planets and satellites of the solar system. For unless the sun could be prevailed upon to extend a more liberal allowance of light to these bodies, and they be induced to transfer its gratification of our curiosity, what adequate substitute could be obtained?”

from “Great Astronomical Discoveries Lately Made by Sir John Herschel”

Published by Molly Cairney

Making stuff since 1982.

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