As the world developed new technology, astronomers discovered more celestial bodies, such as asteroids and black holes and such. Galaxies were probably discovered long ago before these modern telescopes came along. Even with the lack of technology, someone has discovered about the galaxies. Who and how did he/she find out about the galaxies' existance?

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    $\begingroup$ Here's a brief overview answering the question. The internet is rife with similar short stories. $\endgroup$ Feb 18, 2015 at 1:38
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    $\begingroup$ Wikipedia gives a history survey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy#Observation_history $\endgroup$
    – Conifold
    Feb 18, 2015 at 17:29
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the answer is easily found on the Internet. $\endgroup$ Feb 18, 2015 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ As a protest against the causeless destruction, I voted this question up. $\endgroup$
    – peterh
    Feb 19, 2015 at 14:15


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