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To: kosciusko51
From the linked article:

It was only about fifty years later, and twenty years after Rømer’s death, that the British astronomer James Bradley’s measurements could definitively prove that the speed of light was indeed finite; it was 1727.

The speed of light was 1727?

21 posted on 11/08/2010 3:17:30 PM PST by Logophile
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To: Logophile

That was some bad writing. However, given the proper scale for distance and time, 1727 would be the correct answer! (On a complete side note, the speed of light is 173.1 Astronomical Units/day, which is ~1/10th of 1727. Perhaps they were only off by a decimal point).


22 posted on 11/08/2010 5:15:08 PM PST by kosciusko51
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