The Stars Around the North Pole 1

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    THIS is a mathematical problem which can be solved fairly easily, and the answer is that the stars must be distributed in distance according to a law shown graphically by the curve in Fig. IV. (The distribution of velocities h/√πch 2v2dv combined with the distribution of proper motions dr/a(1+r2/a2) 3 2 leads to the patial distribution 2a2h2rea2h2r2dr ).

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    The Stars Around the North Pole 1 . Nature 93, 599–602 (1914) doi:10.1038/093599a0

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