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Center of galaxy on eliptic

  1. Apr 16, 2009 #1
    Is there a reason the center of the galaxy is along the elipitic (in Sagitarius)? Or is that just a coincidence.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2009 #2
    To the best of my knowledge I would say that it is merely coincidence.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2009 #3

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    And it's only temporary, it happens twice in each orbit of the sun around the galaxy (250Myr?) so in a 100Myr it will be 90deg away.

    It's also not a very good coincidence, it's 5-6deg off out of a possible 90.
     
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