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Bode's Law and the Systems of the Planets and Satellites

Nature volume 142, pages 670671 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



IN my letter in NATURE of February 5 (141, 245), I pointed out that a slight alteration in the usual form in which Bode's Law is stated leads to some interesting results in Saturn's satellite system. As the amended method of stating the law assists in certain conjectures regarding the satellites of Jupiter also, it may be desirable to repeat a few points in my previous letter. If we take the distance of Mercury from each planet in turn (not the distance of the sun, as is usually done), it will be found that these distances are approximately in geometrical progression. The figures are as follows:

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