The Sun's Place in Nature:1 VII

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AT the end of the last lecture, some evidence was brought forward which leads to the conclusion that in those stars in the spectrum of which bright lines are seen, we are dealing with bodies closelv, associated with nebulæ. It was at once suggested that possibly by those new methods of inquiry to which I have already referred, we might be enabled to demonstrate the existence of the nebulæ, although we can never hope to see them by the unaided human eye. The idea occurred to me that long exposed photographs might give us stars surrounded by nebulæ.

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LOCKYER, J. The Sun's Place in Nature:1 VII. Nature 52, 204–207 (1895) doi:10.1038/052204a0

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