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The Helical Model

A more accurate look at our solar system.

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The Helical Model. A more accurate look at our solar system.
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Hits: 5577 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Science | Date: 12/23/2012
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Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14740 Posts
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:09:03 PM
This is the reason why we do not simply fall into the sun because we are spiraling toward it because of the bending in the fabric of space that creates a 'pocket` or `pucker` where things inevitably desire to fall, but this possibility is resisted by the motion of the star itself. If nothing was moving than gravity would gobble up anything it encountered because it is an actual BENDING of spacetime.

@SPrinkZ That was so breathtakingly ignorant, I`m not even going to attempt to correct you. Just go to your local community college and sign up for a course in basic astronomy.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2258 Posts
Monday, December 24, 2012 11:46:04 AM
And you're right--we aren`t moving. We`re more like on a soap bubble just expanding. But it seems like movement.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2258 Posts
Monday, December 24, 2012 11:44:54 AM
I didn't articulate it properly--but the animation isn`t really wrong. It`s just a different POV.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 6188 Posts
Monday, December 24, 2012 9:59:43 AM
It's the 21st Century and we`re only now being told this!? It`s a wonder we don`t drag all sorts of crap along with us.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 46 Posts
Monday, December 24, 2012 8:39:34 AM
There's as much truth in this video as there was in the mayan calendar doomsday predictions.

And no SPrinkZ, stuff in the universe isn`t moving away from "the point of the big bang". As far as we know, the universe iiself was that point; there was no empty space around it. Matter isn`t moving away from a fixed point in space.

I also suggest you read up on orbits, unless I misunderstood your other comment.

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