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    Re: On lunar distances
    From: Dov Kruger
    Date: 2002 Feb 5, 09:49 -0500

    Peter Fogg wrote:
    >Sir Isaac Newton was a ...
    >But he complained that thinking about the motion of the moon always gave
    >him a headache.
    It is said that the great triumph of 19th  century science (really begun
    by Newton) was showing that the world was governed by  linear equations,
    and the great triumph of 20th century science was proving that it wasn't
    ;-)  It's no wonder that Newton didn't like the problem of lunar
    distances, as there is no neat analytic linear equation that you can
    solve to get the answer....
    I second the thanks to George Huxtable and also thanks to Dan Allen who
    sacrificed his spine (now doesn't that sound altruistic?) so that we
    could all have the Bowditch lunars section online.

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