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7.  The Word:ethereal

In Context:“Wasn’t it generally believed until Fourier that the temperature of interplanetary space steadily decreased, and don’t we know now that the lowest temperature in the ethereal regions is never below forty or fifty degrees below zero?” (pp.38-39)

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8.   The Word:   phenomena      

In Context:“’We shall see – that is, if it is possible to see anything there.’

‘And why shouldn’t it be possible? May we not count on electrical phenomena to give us light, and even on the atmosphere, whose pressure may render it luminous as we approach the center?’” (p.41)

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9.  The Word:luminous

In Context:“’May we not count on electrical phenomena to give us light, and even on the atmosphere, whose pressure may render it luminous as we approach the center?’” (p.41)

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