Posts tagged explainers
how did we find out our galaxy is a spiral? It’s not like we flew out there and took a look. Grab a cup and find out…
The fact that we know it resembles the Milky Way is pretty clever given that no one has ever come remotely close to getting such a stunning view of the galaxy we live in. It’s a testament to human logic that has granted us the knowledge of the shape of our galaxy and it’s a story that starts back at the beginning of civilization.
Back when our ancestors, the view would have been stunning with the ghostly glow of thousands of visible stars arching overhead…
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