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Stories by Henry Norris Russell

Stars That Have Chemistries

Certain Classes of Stars Have Atmospheres Like the Familiar Oxidizing and Reducing Atmospheres of the Chemical Laboratory

April 1, 1940 — Henry Norris Russell

A Famous Theory Weakens

The Encounter Theory of the Origin of Planets Has Now Become Shaky and May Pass into the Limbo Where the Old Nebular Hypothesis Went

March 1, 1940 — Henry Norris Russell

What's Inside the Stars?

Most of Our Present Knowledge of the Composition of the Stars Concerns Only their Atmospheres, Now the Analytical Boring Machine Digs Deeper

December 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

Eclipsing Binaries

A Striking Example of the Extent to Which the Astronomer, Armed with but a Few Observational Data, Can Sometimes Go in Unraveling Puzzles

November 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

Our Galaxy Re-Measured

Galactic Rotation Efects, Interstellar Absorption and Certain Dynamical Constants of the Galaxy Have Been Determined from Cepheid Variable Stars

October 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

A Remarkable Triple Star

How the Spectroscope, Working on a Star Whose Secrets the Telescope Does not Reveal, Afords a Striking Abundance of Detailed Facts

September 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

McDonald Observatory

The Large New Observatory in Western Texas Was Made Possible by an Amateur, An Admirable Site, An Efficient Housing and a High-grade Telescope

August 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

What Keeps the Stars Shining?

According to Bethe's Theory, the Most Notable Achievement of Theoretical Astrophysics of the Last Fifteen Years, It is Atomic Transfortations

July 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

What Keeps the Stars Shining?

For the Source of Stellar Energy We Must Look To Reactions Between Charged Atomic Nuclei, Discussions and Background for Bethe's Theory

June 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

Inside the Stars

Why do the Stars Shine, How do re Know They Are So Exceedingly Hot inside, and What Makes them So ? From Whence Coles their Vast Store of Energy?...

May 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

Berenice's Hair

Recent Research Proves That This Nearby Cluster of Stars Is No Mere Accidental Conglomeration of Unrelated Bodies but Is an Interrelated System

April 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

As Astronomers Meet

Among Themselves Astronomers Specialize On a Wide Variety of Problems, and Then Meet Twice Yearly to Tell Each Other About Their Researches

March 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

Sodium Skies

Recent Research Indicates that a Large Part of the Illumination We Commonly Designate as Starlight Originates in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere

February 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

The Image-Slicer

A New Apparatus Used with the Spectroscope Cuts Star-Images into Sections, Rearranges these End to End, and Multiplies the Efficiency Very Greatly

January 1, 1939 — Henry Norris Russell

Inside the Great Planets

There is Evidence that Matter Within SOle of the Greater Planets Exists in Forms and Conditions that Would Seem Bizarre to Dwellers on Our Earth

December 1, 1938 — Henry Norris Russell

Artificial Eclipses

At Their Triennial Meeting the World's Astronomers Witnessed the Amazing New Technique of Observing Solar Prominences and Corona Without an Eclipse

November 1, 1938 — Henry Norris Russell

Alpha Ursae Majoris

Recent Research on the Binary Star at the Lip of the Great Dipper Reveals the Orbits of Its Components and Rounds Out Our Understanding of It

October 1, 1938 — Henry Norris Russell

How Hot is the Sun?

It Has No Single Temperature hut the Layer that Sends Us its Light Directly Averages About 5740 Degrees, Absolute, or 9873 Degrees, Fahrenheit

September 1, 1938 — Henry Norris Russell
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis