18th Century astronomical diagrams

18th Century astronomical diagrams

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Caption: 18th Century astronomical diagrams. Historical diagrams describing various astronomical phenomena of our solar system. Including: the distance of the planets' orbits from the Sun; paths of comets; difference in planetary temperatures based on distance from the Sun; and theories of parallax, time, tides and gravity. Published in 1742 by Thomas Wright.

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