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Comment by George on October 21, 2011 at 11:43pm

@Cane - Obital planes are almost always going to be tilted related to other orbital planes because it is unlikely for them to align exactly.  Just like the axis of the earth's spin is tilted with respect to the earth's orbit around the Sun.

Wikipedia - article celestial coordinate systems

Comment by AtheistTech on October 20, 2011 at 6:44pm
Thanks Rich. Would you offer a reason or two why you believe that?
Comment by Richard Lawrence on October 20, 2011 at 6:42pm
I believe that the ecliptic and the plane of the galaxy are not the same.
Comment by AtheistTech on October 20, 2011 at 6:18pm
Has anyone else thought about the orientation of the Milky Way in the sky and how it relates to the orbital plane of the Earth? I wonder if it is common to have an orbital plane that does not match the Milky Way orbital plane?
Comment by AtheistTech on September 28, 2011 at 11:19pm
Comment by AtheistTech on September 26, 2011 at 12:17am
Comment by George on December 23, 2010 at 5:07am
Milky Way timelapse

Comment by George on October 8, 2010 at 11:47pm
@Sarah

That is pretty cool.


From 17 miles up
Comment by Sarah Walton on October 8, 2010 at 8:41pm
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on September 24, 2010 at 4:53pm
I saw it as it was rising last night. Didn't get out after dark to look at it. It was only 6 hours off of the equinox, IIRC.
 

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