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Flammarion engraving, a wood engraving by an unknown artist, so named because its first documented appearance is in Camille Flammarion's 1888 book L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire ("The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology").
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Flammarion engraving, a wood engraving by an unknown artist, so named because its first documented appearance is in Camille Flammarion's 1888 book L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire ("The Atmosphere: Popular Meteorology").

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
  1. a collection of billions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. of which there are billions in the known universe. They usually form spiral or elliptical shapes likely due to a central gravity well (i.e. supermassive black hole), but some form irregular shapes (especially if they are broken away from another galaxy).
  2. our Milky Way galaxy

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