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Harrison Fritz

Professor Dagher
English 102

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Anthropologists and ethnologists..are just

beginning to think scientifically of the men
and races that are to come
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I agree with this statement, as important as

history is, I feel that far more resources and
people should be put towards predicting the
future, rather than deciphering the past/

When we look beyond the solar system and

out into the great stellar system we see only
two classes of objects; the stars, and the
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This is incorrect, and shows the age of the

article. Prior to the 1930s, what we now know
as Galaxies were thought to be nebulas. All
information I get from this article needs to be
checked to see if it is out dated.

Our solar system is believed to be

somewhere near the center of the stellar
Pg. 516

More dated information, the Solar System is

now known to be on the very edge of the
Milky Way

this observation gave a death blow to the

hypothesis then prevailing that all nebulae
would prove to be clusters of stars if only
our telescopes were powerful enough
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A rare example of science going backwards,

the existence of galaxies was disproven in
the late 1800s by looking at absorption lines,
since stars have no absorption lines, the
existence of them when looking at light
through a nebula, showed the absence of

These rings of nebulosity are apparently

not true rings, existing chiefly in two
Pg. 521

Googled this to check for accuracy, and

apparently it is factual. I am surprised to
learn that their rings are actually 2
dimensional, why doesnt gravity cause them
to form with the rest of the nebula?

nebulae of great sizecondense very

gradually into smaller nebulaeand that
these would eventually pass intoplanetary
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If the planets are formed from small

fragments of a nebula, where does all the
material required for the creation of a
terrestrial planet come from? This explains
the formation of the Jovian planets though.

Fig. 17: The Dark Holes in Sagittarius

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How ironic this picture is. This is the very first

picture taken that shows the effects of black
holes, yet at this time it was praised for
showing the stars, instead of the most
important discovery in physics in human

The hypothesis that our own stellar system,

if viewed from a stupendous distance, would
be seen as a spiral nebulais receiving
favorable consideration

This article seems to have been written right

at the cusp of the Great Debate that finally
separated galaxies from nebulas in the
scientific community.

The resultsshow that the light from the

outer arms of the spirals is richer in the blue
and violet rays than is the light from the
central nuclei. The significance of these
facts is not yet clear.
Pg. 534

I had not realized that Doppler shift had been

detected over a hundred years ago,
considering we still use that technology today,
I wonder what our civilization would be like
relative to space if more funding was put
towards it.