For the ancient Greeks (before the age of telescopes) the night sky was thought to consist of two very similar components: fixed stars, which remained motionless in relation to each other, and "wandering stars" (Ancient Greek: asteres planet-ai), which moved relative to the fixed stars over the course of the year.
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