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Bessemer's solar furnace, artwork

Bessemer's solar furnace, artwork

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ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Solar furnace. Historical artwork of a solar furnace designed by the British metallurgist Henry Bessemer (1813-1898). The furnace focused the heat of the Sun using lenses (upper left). Solar furnaces allow experiments to be carried out without contaminating samples with the products of combustion.

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