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Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
Do stars or galaxys even have electrical poles.
Originally posted by Devino
reply to post by Toromos
Thanks for the reply and I'm glad there is at least a debate over this issue. The idea that we are the center of the Universe is not good astronomy and to say that North is from our point of view sounds too much like 'center of the Universe' thinking to me.
This problem really stands out when we try to compare our solar plane of the ecliptic to the Milky Way's galactic plane.
Which one of the galactic poles is North?
Is our solar system's plane of the ecliptic tilted by 60 degrees or 120 degrees to the galactic plane?
I made a little image to help illustrate this. Notice that at 60* tilt we are upside down in relation to the Milky Way (right hand rule) and at 120* we are aligned upright.
I think this illustration is correct for the most part however I do not know which of Milky Way's poles is magnetic north.
[edit on 10/4/2009 by Devino]