When the Khoisan hunter-gatherers of sub-Saharan Africa gazed on the meandering trail of stars and dust that split the night sky, they saw the embers of a campfire. Polynesian sailors perceived a cloud-ingesting shark. The ancient Greeks observed a stream of milk, gala, which would inevitably give rise to the modern day term “galaxy.”
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