William Herschel and the

William Herschel and the - WilliamHerschelandthe...

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Construction of the Heavens The Newtonian solar system  offered a model for the larger stellar system. The arrangement of the  stars might well be similar to that of the planets. Furthermore, the Newtonian system provided by analogy  a physical explanation for a disk structure. The same cause which gave the planets their motion and  directed their orbits into a plane could also have given the power of revolving to the stars and brought  their orbits into a plane.  In the late 18th century, observation at last entered stellar cosmology in a major way, in the person of the  English amateur astronomer William Herschel. His discoveries were made possible by large telescopes of  his own construction.  About Herschel's   Telescopes Photo mosaic of the  Milky Way, as it appears  to the naked eye in clear  skies far from cities. Looki
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