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Engraving showing Wright's theory of the universe

Engraving showing Wright's theory of the universe

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Illustration depicting three possible structures for the universe from Thomas Wright's book An Original Theory of the Universe, published in London in 1750. In this book Wright (1711-86) gave the first correct explanation of the appearance of the Milky Way as being due to our immersion in a layer of stars. He proposed that the Sun is one of many stars orbiting around a Divine Centre and that the stars are distributed either in thin, concentric, spherical shells or in annuli (as seen here), like the rings of Saturn.

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