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Herschels Milky Way, 1784
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The first attempt to describe the shape of the Milky Way and the position of the Sun within it was carried out by William Herschel in 1784 by carefully counting the number of stars in different regions of the visible sky. He produced a diagram of the shape of the galaxy with the Solar System close to the center.
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