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It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
One single hypothesis of the observers of Long's Peak could ever be realized, that which foresaw the case of the travelers (if still alive) uniting their efforts with the lunar attraction to attain the surface of the disc.
As to the phenomenon known as the "ashy light," it is explained naturally by the effect of the transmission of the solar rays from the earth to the moon, which give the appearance of completeness to the lunar disc, while it presents itself under the crescent form during its first and last phases.
Young men," said he, "come up to that throw if you can, and I will throw another disc as heavy or even heavier.
The discs can be played by the majority of the players in use today.
Three new or improved polycarbonate resins for optical discs were introduced by GE Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass.
In addition, hard discs are now available for personal computers that hold 300 megabytes of information.
From a practical view, the two media formats are identical and once the discs are written, they should be highly compatible with most DVD players or DVD-ROM drives.
According to industry sources, 200,000 DVD video players have been shipped to market, along with 600,000 DVD video discs.
Real-time video recording and playback are the most important applications for DVD-RAM discs in the consumer space.