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Milky Way Mythology

Our Home Galaxy: Myths and Facts

Mario Livio | Posted 11.26.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

If you go out at night in a rural, unlit area, you cannot miss that band of hazy light that seems to be arcing across the sky. Neither did ancient civilizations miss this bright streak we now call the Milky Way, and they came up with a variety of imaginative, mythical explanations for it.