IBN AL-Zarqālluh on Mercury

  title={IBN AL-Zarqālluh on Mercury},
  author={J. Sams{\'o} and H. Mielgo},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={289 - 296}
  • J. Samsó, H. Mielgo
  • Published 1994
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
  • L'A. decrit comment un astronome andalousien, Ibn Al-Zarqālluh, a determine la longitude de Mercure 

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