John Herschel Quote

This remarkable belt [Milky Way] has maintained, from the earliest ages, the same relative situation among the stars; and, when examined through powerful telescope, is found (wonderful to relate!) to consist entirely of stars scattered by millions, like glittering dust, on the black ground of the general heavens.


Outlines of Astronomy, Part I, Chapter V (p. 166), Sheldon & Co. 1869

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This remarkable belt [Milky Way] has maintained, from the earliest ages, the same relative situation among the stars; and, when examined through...

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This remarkable belt [Milky Way] has maintained, from the earliest ages, the same relative situation among the stars; and, when examined through...

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This remarkable belt [Milky Way] has maintained, from the earliest ages, the same relative situation among the stars; and, when examined through...

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This remarkable belt [Milky Way] has maintained, from the earliest ages, the same relative situation among the stars; and, when examined through...