The Riddle of the Gaseous Nebulae

@article{Hirsh1979TheRO,
  title={The Riddle of the Gaseous Nebulae},
  author={R. Hirsh},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1979},
  volume={70},
  pages={197 - 212}
}
  • R. Hirsh
  • Published 1979
  • Physics
  • Isis
  • spectrum that he was accustomed to seeing from stellar bodies, Huggins observed an intense green line and a few fainter ones-indications of the body's gaseous nature. In trying to discover which terrestrial gases emitted these lines, Huggins and his contemporaries utilized two standard techniques in experimental spectroscopy, but without achieving success. A theoretical approach associated with an ad hoc speculation early in the second decade of the twentieth century fared as poorly. Only with… CONTINUE READING
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