Maxwell theorizes on the nature of Saturn’s rings (31 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) demonstrates that a solid ring around Saturn would be torn apart by gravitational forces and argues that Saturn’s rings consist of a multitude of tiny satellites

Citation:
Editors. "Maxwell theorizes on the nature of Saturn’s rings". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=6313, accessed 07 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. Victorian Scientific Thought and Applications