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Posted By:FPaul

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2008-04-04 22:08:12
Ah... interesting question. The vast majority (if not all. I just don't like saying ALL of them do) do orbit the center of the galaxy. The interesting thing is that the galaxy itself (the arms of a spiral galaxy for example) do not spin in the same direction as the stars do. I forgot if they don't spin at all or if they spin backwards, but this is because a phenomenon similar to traffic jams. As cars (stars) approach the traffic jam (arm), they gradually slow down, and go through the traffic jam at a slower pace... but eventually they exit the traffic jam, but the jam stays in the same place.
2008-04-04 16:14:15
I beg to differ - I took a picture of a Milky Way this morning, not to mention a Mars Bar and some M&Ms
2008-04-03 06:32:50
hmm is our solar system in a fixed possition in the galaxy or does it spin in a orbit or something?
2008-04-03 04:29:23
Let's all meet at the bar at the cenetr of the galaxy..first round's on me ...
2008-02-26 20:55:03
It is of course a photo of another galaxy, but it is not a joke. It is a sign which can be found in that galaxy. It tells you where you are.
2008-01-18 19:27:27
Bob, you mean to say that you believe this is not "Actually" our galaxy. Hey, duh. It's a joke, man.
2008-01-18 03:25:29
Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Actually, you are not. That's a picture of a different gallaxy. It is not only impossible to take an actual picture of the milky way right now, but the milky way is a bar galaxy, meaning it has a bar in the center.
2008-01-18 03:15:22
I wonder how they took a photo of our galaxy... ;)