"If I were asked what is the greatest fact that the intellect of man has ever brought to light I should say it was this:

Through all human history, nay, so far as we can discover, from the infancy of time, our solar system–sun, planets, and moons–has been flying through space toward the constellation Lyra with a speed of which we have no example on earth."

–Simon Newcomb, Astronomy for Everybody (1902)

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