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Sir Fred Hoyle

A Case of Identity

'It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.' - Sherlock Holmes
“A Case of Identity” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Holes in the Heavens

If you look out toward our galaxy the Milky Way you will see an uneven distribution of stars.  In certain parts of the Milky Way, between the stars, things can get a little murky.

In the constellation of Sagittarius for example there are dark patches that become particularly noticeable towards the point of the Galactic Centre. It was the British astronomer William Herschel who, in the 18th Century, described these regions where starlight from distant stars appears to dim as “holes in the heavens”.

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