Science: Coefficient .305

To those cosmically-minded individuals who are concerned about the wasting away of the sun (TIME, March 19), comes a message of hope. Last week, Dr. Robert Andrews Millikan, president of the California Institute of Technology, told his institute associates that this was a continuously evolving world, rather than a steadily disintegrating one.

His latest measurements of the cosmic ray (TIME, November 23, 1925) prove it to consist of definite bands of color, like the light from a Cooper-Hewitt mercury arc, but the spectral region in which the bands occur corresponds to frequencies 100,000,000 times greater than those emitted by the Cooper-Hewitt arc....

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