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  •  DarkSyde - isn't there some small correlation... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...assumed between the galactic plane of the ecliptic, and that of any planetary systems within it?

    It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

    by Jaime Frontero on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 08:25:47 AM PDT

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    •  That's (1+ / 0-)
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      a damn good quetsion. Just guessing, but I'm thinking of a Bak Globule, pocket of interstellar gas and dust. Any nearby shock wave or passing mass could, it seems to me, twist, torque, and flatten that pocket in chaotic ways producing a disk oriented away from the plane of the milky way.  

      Read UTI, your free thought forum

      by DarkSyde on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 08:30:10 AM PDT

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      •  Of the exoplanets discovered so far (0+ / 0-)

        what percentage are aligned along the galactic plane? I'd assume that if discovered as a result of their gravitational effects, that we'd be able to determine that angle to the galactic plane.

        I was drawn to the flame because of the light, but got lost in the smoke.

        by maizenblue on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 09:18:02 AM PDT

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