distribution of globular clusters as measured by Shapley in 1918 (SIDE
VIEW). The shaded area is the plane of our galaxy. The position of the
solar system is marked by X, in the plane of the galaxy near the left
side. Shapley marks the globular clusters by black circles above the
plane and white circles below. There are about the same number above
and below the plane of our galaxy.
uncertain, see this note.