Solar family

United States, 1936

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The evolution of the solar system revealed according to the planetesimal hypothesis, followed by a portrayal of the real and apparent motion of the planets. Among the special phenomena presented are: the phases of Venus; retrograde motion of Mars; Jupiter and its satellites; the apparent motion of Saturn’s rings; orbits of the planetoids, Eros and Anteros; orbit of Halley’s comet; and the motion of the solar system in space.


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