oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Minor planets
|Article Title||Minor planets|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Author||W.P. et al Hirst|
|Publication Date||Jan 1942|
|Pages||459 - 493|
|Keyword(s)||Ceres, Ephemeris, Eros, Franklin-Adams Star Camera, Gravitational attractions, Icarus, Orbit and Trojan asteroids|
The history of the asteroids really starts before they were discovered. Their existence was first suspected as a result of the discovery of ""Bode's Law"" as it was called: a relation between the mean distances of the planets from the Sun.
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