Modguy: Fairly sure that was added merely to illustrate the point, and to help visualize the mechanics.
Boojum2k: I think we'd notice the Sun emitting a light-year long jet from its South Pole.The Solar System is moving due to gravitation, not thrust.
Glancing Blow: So if I read you correctly, the course of the galaxy is the direction at that instance in time resulting from the gravitational fields of all surrounding bodies.
Glancing Blow: OK, but I know I've been told that the galaxy is moving and that it's (still) accelerating. If not from some origination point than what is it's path?
Mikey1969: A: it's "heliocentric", not "helical"
give me doughnuts: This is almost as silly as the Time Cube.
LesserEvil: Boojum2k: I think we'd notice the Sun emitting a light-year long jet from its South Pole.The Solar System is moving due to gravitation, not thrust.It also doesn't move perpendicular to the ecliptic plane, but the guy who made the video "doesn't buy into that".Alrighty then. Never let the facts get in the way of your creative epiphany, then.
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