TITLE

Maverick mathematician's planetary prediction comes true

AUTHOR(S)
Anderson, Ian
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/14/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1799, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the state of mathematician Andrew Prentice's theory, called the Modern Laplacian Theory, that will explain the formation and composition of the Solar System. Background of the theory; Successful predictions made by Prentice.
ACCESSION #
10558613

 

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