Thomas Wright, Astronomy: An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, founded upon the Laws of Nature, 1750.
Early astronomical text with first attribution of Milky Way as, “an arrangement of stars in a thin stratum.”
From Swann’s upcoming Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books February 28.

Thomas Wright, Astronomy: An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, founded upon the Laws of Nature, 1750.

Early astronomical text with first attribution of Milky Way as, “an arrangement of stars in a thin stratum.”

From Swann’s upcoming Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books February 28.

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