On this webpage http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath241/kmath241.htm" [Broken] are these words of Maxwell:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"The only practicable method of determining directly the relative velocity of the aether with respect to the solar system is to compare the values of the velocity of light deduced from the observation of the eclipses of Jupiter’s satellites when Jupiter is seen from the earth at nearly opposite points of the ecliptic."

First off, has this been discussed on this forum?

Secondly, what exactly was Maxwell proposing?

And finally, assuming that the technology were available to Maxwell, could he have measured something that would have led him to the wrong conclusion?

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# Maxwell's idea to measure aether

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