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Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, located 32 kilometres south of Tel Aviv. The first documented settlement in Ashdod dates to the Canaanite culture of 17th century BCE, making the city one of the oldest in the world. Ashdod is mentioned 13 times in the Bible. During its history the city was settled by Philistines, Israelites, Byzantines, Crusaders and Arabs.
Our galaxy got it's name from its appearance as a dim "milky" glowing band arching across the night sky. In Greek myth, the Milky Way was caused by milk spilt by Hera when suckling Heracles.

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