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Distribution of Globular Clusters, 1918



The distribution of globular clusters as measured by Shapley in 1918 (SIDE VIEW). The shaded area is the plane of our galaxy. The position of the solar system is marked by X, in the plane of the galaxy near the left side. Shapley marks the globular clusters by black circles above the plane and white circles below. There are about the same number above and below the plane of our galaxy.

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