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Author Kragh, Helge, 1944-

Title The moon that wasn't : the saga of Venus' spurious satellite / Helge Kragh ; with the assistance of Kurt Møller Pedersen
Published Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 199 pages) : illustrations
Series Science networks. Historical studies ; v. 37
Science networks historical studies ; v. 37
Contents A moon or not? A century of confusion -- From climax to anticlimax -- Contemporary analysis and criticism -- A spurious but persistent satellite -- Closure: the discussion of the 1880s -- Conclusion, and a note on the satellites of Uranus
Summary First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for another century. This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-191) and index
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Subject Satellites.
Astronomy -- History.
Venus (Planet)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008933401
ISBN 9783764389093
9783764389086 (paper)
3764389087 (paper)