As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
He was immensely excited at the news, and in the excess of his feel- ings invited me up to take a turn with him that night in a scrutiny of the red planet.
Looking through the telescope, one saw a circle of deep blue and the little round planet swimming in the field.
As I watched, the planet seemed to grow larger and smaller and to advance and recede, but that was simply that my eye was tired.
That night, too, there was another jetting out of gas from the distant planet.
His idea was that meteorites might be falling in a heavy shower upon the planet, or that a huge volcanic explosion was in progress.
I remember how jubilant Markham was at securing a new photograph of the planet for the illustrated paper he edited in those days.
There are specks of fire round her rising and falling--bewildered planets
about an unstable sun--helpless shipping hanging on to her light for company's sake.
His mood of dejection had passed swiftly, to be succeeded by an exhilaration such as he had only felt once in his life before, about half-way through a dinner given to the Planet staff on a princely scale by a retiring general manager.
The ball swings round and round like a planet, slows down, stumbles among the holes, rests for a moment in the one which you have backed, then hops into the next one, and you lose.
A few moments later Kulan Tith indicated that the audience was at an end, and at Thuvan Dihn's invitation I accompanied the Jeddak of Ptarth to his own apartments, where we sat until daylight, while he listened to the account of my experiences upon his planet
and to all that had befallen his daughter during the time that we had been together.
Similarly he would have observed these planets throw off one or more rings each, which became the origin of the secondary bodies which we call satellites.
By the absence of refraction in the rays of the planets occulted by her we conclude that she is absolutely devoid of an atmosphere.
Good additional heat for the sun," replied Michel Ardan, "of which the inhabitants of Uranus or Neptune would doubtless not complain; they must be perished with cold on their planets
Nine; the seven planets
, the firmament, and the empyreal