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Democritus

Democritus was a Greek philosopher who lived between 470-380 B.C. He believed that everything in the universe was made up of tiny, indestructible particles called atoms.

Democritus had many remarkable insights for his time. He understood that the Milky Way was a large collection of stars and also thought that space was endless.


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