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The Coronium Airship.
THE TIMES DISPATCH — MAY 25, 1913
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THE CORONIUM AIRSHIP.
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A Sun Gas that Will Run Expresses to the Stars! — Professor Nield, Leading British Astronomer, Predicts That the New Gas Coronium, by Annihilating Weight, Will Solve the Problem of Navigating Space.
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          London, May 16. EXPRESSES to the stars, half-day excursions to the sun and evening trips to the moon are within the wonderful posibillites of the near future, according to a British scientist.
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          H. Krauss Nield, one of the leading British astronomers, is authority for this statement.
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          Professor Nield believes that interplanetary travelling will be brought about with the help of the newly discovered gas coronium, which forms part of the corona of the sun.
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          This gas is so light that a quantity of it the size of a baseball has sufficient lifting power to raise an elephant. Applied to the dirigible balloon or the aeroplane it would increase the lifting power of the machine hundreds of times.
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          The corona is that part of the sun which is most visible during a a total eclipse, and coronium forms the greater part of it. Coronium has never been found on earth. Its properties, its gravity and its lifting power have been calculated from spectroscopic analysis and from its behavior in association with other substances of which more is known.

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