Solar System at Troynovant:
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By these three preliminary moves:

  1. the shifting of the system's centre into the sun;
  2. the proof that the orbital planes do not "oscillate" in space, and
  3. the abolition of uniform motion,

Kepler had cleared away a considerable amount of the rubbish that had obstructed progress since Ptolemy, and made the Copernican system so clumsy and unconvincing. In that system Mars ran on five circles; after the clean-up, a single eccentric circle must be sufficient — if the orbit was really a circle. He felt confident that victory was just around the corner ...

Arthur Koestler
"The Watershed: The Giving of the Laws"
The Sleepwalkers  (1959)
A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe


  
Between Planets Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson
Black Star Passes, The John W. Campbell R Grube

Doors of His Face,
  the Lamps of His Mouth, The
Roger Zelazny RW Franson

Future History series Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Green Hills of Earth, The Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Have Space Suit — Will Travel Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Jupiter Takes a Hit for the System
  Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impacts
  16-22 July 1994
RW Franson

Mightiest Machine, The John W. Campbell R Grube

New Solar System, The J. Kelly Beatty,
  Carolyn Collins Petersen
  & Andrew Chaikin
RW Franson
Night Passage Fritz Leiber RW Franson

Past Through Tomorrow, The
  Future History Stories
Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Rolling Stones, The Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Sidon in the Mirror, The Connie Willis RW Franson
Space Cadet Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Things Pass By Murray Leinster RW Franson

Wailing Asteroid, The Murray Leinster RW Franson
  

  
And wakes the morning, from whose silver breast
The sun ariseth in his majesty ...

Venus salutes him with this fair good-morrow:
'O thou clear god, and patron of all light,
From whom each lamp and shining star doth borrow
The beauteous influence that makes him bright ...'

William Shakespeare
Venus and Adonis, 855-856, 859-862

  
The Mightiest Machine (Astounding, Dec 1934, Brown) - Campbell (mini)
  


  
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air and space travel and development

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phases of the Moon,
Lunar exploration, living, & industry
  

  
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history of science fiction
& progress of fantasy
  


  

Planetary movements day-by-day, from today: Sol, Mercury, Venus, Earth with Luna, Mars with Phobos and Deimos. Refresh page to restart the day-clock. Click on the yellow-arrow box for a full-screen version showing orbits and restarting the day-clock, in a new stretchable window.
  


  
The Stoics held that planet [Luna, the Moon] to be mixed of fire and air, and in their opinion, the variety of its composition, caused her spots. Anaxagoras thought all the stars to be of an earthly nature, mixed with some fire, and as for the Sunne, he affirmed it to be nothing else but a fiery stone; for which latter opinion, the Athenians sentenced him to death; those zealous Idolaters counting it a great blasphemy, to make their God a stone, whereas not withstanding, they were too senseless in their adoration of Idolls, as to make a stone their God.
John Wilkins
The Discovery of a World in the Moone
or, A Discourse Tending to Prove
that 'tis probable there may be another habitable World in that Planet  (1638)
  

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