Science: Of the Earth

Like all its inhabitants and all its swift and luminous companions, this earth must discover an eventual disaster. How the disaster will arrive, and when, is a matter for astronomers to ponder. Dr. James Hopwood Jeans, famed British astronomer, Secretary of the Royal Society, pondered; last week, in London, he spoke sadly of the dwindling universe. Said he:

"The sun is undoubtedly wasting away as it radiates energy." For each square inch of the sun's surface, it radiates enough energy to keep a fifty-horsepower engine going. This goes on century after century.

"This radiation of energy and matter makes all the stars poorer;...

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