The ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky and how I used modern astronomy to explore her connection to the Milky Way

hieroglyphs depict a giant woman forming an arch above someone laying down and someone raising their arms next to two birds and an eye. On her back, two boats on either side, filled with people.

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Or Graur is Associate Professor of Astrophysics at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History.

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