This is a non-conventional view of our solar system that is different from the standard ‘flat’ diagrams.
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Pt 2 The helical model – our Galaxy is a vortex
The Milky Way
– The Milky Way itself travels through space at appr. 600 km/s
– The image used for texturing the Milky Way is NOT a picture of the Milky Way. There are no pictures of the outside of the Milky Way.
– There could either be a black hole or a central sun in the center of the Milky Way. I went with the texture image and made it shine.
– A complete revolution around the galaxy takes 226 million years
– Do not confuse the Galactic Plane with the Galactic Equator: the Sun never “crosses” the Galactic Equator because the Sun is always on the Galactic Equator, by definition.
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