Punch, 42 (1862), 118.
Something 'In Nubibus'
Following news that the planet Saturn had lost its rings (a loss which Punch suggests may have been caused by such problems as 'financial pressure'), announces the return of the rings, which now shine brighter than ever. Deduces that the planet must have sent its rings to be cleaned or temporarily discarded them in a fight with a 'refractory star'. Urges George B Airy to 'throw a light on this misty subject'.
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