The New Astronomy, like the old, begins with a nebular hypothesis.
If this interpretation is correct, the nebular hypothesis can have nothing to say to it.
LaPlace's nebular hypothesis was proposed by LaPlace during the year 1796.
How do these implications consist with the nebular hypothesis?
The origin of celestial spectroscopy was as vague and unphilosophical as was that of the nebular hypothesis.
Thus it was that the famous nebular hypothesis took its rise.
Thus the nebular hypothesis shows us why such appendages surround Saturn, but exist nowhere else.
This is the nebular hypothesis—the theory of the development of the solar system.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century Laplace worked out the mechanics of the universe, on the nebular hypothesis.
And this we have seen to be a corollary from the nebular hypothesis.
|nebular hypothesis |
A model of star and planet formation in which a nebula contracts under the force of gravity, eventually flattening into a spinning disk with a central bulge. A protostar forms at the nebula's center. As matter condenses around the protostar in the bulge, planets are formed from the spinning matter in the disk. This theory is widely accepted to account for the formation of stars and planetary systems such as ours. The first version of the nebular hypothesis was proposed in 1755 by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant and modified in 1796 by Pierre Laplace. ◇ The nebula that according to this hypothesis condensed to form the solar system is called the solar nebula.