Howard Shapley thought that the universe was made of a single “continental” galaxy that was not centered on our solar system. Herber Curtis was of the opinion that our sun was at the center of the Milky Way, but he did not think our galaxy singular. On April 26, 1920 their opinions came head to head in what would later become known as the Great Debate.
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