A General Discussion of the Distances of the Stars
Here one should remark that it is generally accepted that although the distances of the sun and moon as well as the planets cannot really be compared with the distance of the fixed stars, nevertheless, one can visualize their immensity to be such that in comparison, the distance of our earth from the outermost planet, Saturn, is of the proportions of a mere pea. Book V, Chapter 2 will discuss this question further: elsewhere it has been well confirmed by many who have been trained in the mathematical sciences.
KeywordsHeavenly Body Book Versus Magnum Opus Saturnian System Astronomical Instrument
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.