The Ages and Masses of the Stars


IN his article on “The Ages and Masses of the Stars” (NATURE, December 6, 1924), Dr. J. H. Jeans, to account for the source of stellar radiation, considers the possibility of positive and negative charges falling together, annihilating each other, and passing away “in a blaze of glory,” thus setting free enormous amounts of “sub-electronic” energy. Proceeding, he says, “Nothing in the suggestion appears to conflict with modern atomic physics” and gives his reasons.

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SCHUMANN, T. The Ages and Masses of the Stars. Nature 115, 120 (1925).

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