It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The mass of the Black Hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy is in the order of 105 and 1010 solar masses. These are known as super-massive Black Holes and lie at the centre of most galaxies. Super-massive Black Holes spin at an incredibly fast rate. As a result the gravitational field becomes compressed into a ‘pancake’ shape. The gravitational field is compressed into the plane of the ecliptic of the spin of the Black Hole. This is the reason why galaxies in general have a round flat spinning Catherine Wheel shape – the orbiting stars are forced into the ecliptic plane.
As the stars move around their galactic orbit they travel in a sinusoidal motion, crossing the plane of the ecliptic, where the gravitation influence of the super-massive Black Hole is strongest, when the y-axis of sinusoidal curve reaches zero.
Our solar system is now on the verge of crossing the Milky Way’s plane of the ecliptic. It
will cross in the year 2012. At this point the gravitational influence of the super-massive Black Hole will be at its maximum.
Originally posted by CHA0S
Yes...we pass through the galactic belt about every 30-35My...a FULL CYCLE takes around 63My...and mass extinctions seem to happen around every 62My...here's what I think is happening...please excuse the dodgy handwriting:
Originally posted by Jim Scott
There seems to be a problem with the 63 million year number, as it is closer to 35 million. The basis for your argument is unfounded.
Of course the Sun won't keep on going in this direction forever. In fact we approximate it's motion by an 'epicycle' on top of the mean motion around the Galaxy. The period of oscillation in and out of the plane of the galaxy (up and down) is about 70 million years. This means that we pass through the Galactic midplane about every 35 million years which some people have compared with the period between mass extinctions on Earth to come up with yet another doomsday theory. In fact it is true that the number of cosmic rays which hit the Earth will increase during the (about a) hundred thousand years we are closer to the Galactic plane. There have also been some plausible theories about the overall temperature of the Earth increasing (with the relevent climatic changes that implies).
EDIT: So, basically, as you can see in this picture, I believe that when we move below the galactic belt, the sudden polarity shift may affect us, or there is something on that side of the belt which affects the life on Earth very harshly.
[edit on 3/1/10 by CHA0S]
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by Gab1159
The moon is not tilted. There is no double sun or whatever you want to claim.
The Egyptian pyramid calendar is NEW Age rubbish. It is a contrived construction of no meaning.