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Français : Représentation de la Voie Lactée selon Caroline Herschel. A noter qu'elle s'était trompée puisqu'elle avait placé le soleil au centre de notre galaxie.
English: The shape of our Galaxy as deduced from star counts by William Herschel in 1785; the solar system was assumed near centre. (NOTE: The image shown is flipped 180 degrees on the horizontal axis from the original, as first published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1785; the bifurcated arms of the illustration should be on the left.)
Author Caroline Herschel


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