❝ 1918 - After an extensive study of globular clusters - immense, densely packed groups of stars - Harlow Shapley determines that the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy, our galaxy, is in the Sagittarius constellation and that our solar system lies about two thirds of the way from this centre, some thirty thousand light years away.
“Isn’t it grand,” I say.
“Aren’t we lonely,” he replies.❞
— Yann Martel, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
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