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Reference numberAP/6/20
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Observations and conjectures on the state, motion, and phenomena of heat, in comets' by Samuel Williams
Date[1790]
DescriptionWilliams discusses the nature of celestial bodies other than the Sun, positing that they behave differently and produce light and heat in a different way. His essay explores the degree of heat that planets and comets receive from the Sun, what happens to this heat once received, and the effects of this heat on these bodies. Corrections appear in ink throughout.

Subject: Astronomy
Extent32p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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