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On the Conservation of Solar Energy

Nature volume 25, page 603 | Download Citation



THE two preceding letters by American men of science of well-known position, grant one of the three postulates upon which I grounded my solar plan, that of space filled with attenuated matter; they do not object to the second, and all-important one of the equatorial outflowing current; but they call in question the necessity of the third, that of dissociation of attenuated matter in space by means of arrested solar energy. Both my critics think dissociation in space unnecessary for the maintenance of solar energy, or as Dr. Sterry Hunt very clearly puts it: “Whether the solar radiations are expended in heating or in dissociating the diffused matter, the final result in the sun would be the same.”

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