Arthur Eddington Quote

In the vast expanse of the heavens the traffic is so thin that a star may reasonably count on travelling for the whole of its long life without serious risk of collision. The risk is negligible for any individual star; but ten thousand million stars in our own system and more in the systems beyond afford a wide playground for chance.


Science and the Unseen World, Lecture I (p. 15), The Macmillan Co. 1929

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In the vast expanse of the heavens the traffic is so thin that a star may reasonably count on travelling for the whole of its long life without...

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In the vast expanse of the heavens the traffic is so thin that a star may reasonably count on travelling for the whole of its long life without...

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In the vast expanse of the heavens the traffic is so thin that a star may reasonably count on travelling for the whole of its long life without...

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In the vast expanse of the heavens the traffic is so thin that a star may reasonably count on travelling for the whole of its long life without...