posted on Feb, 25 2010 @ 09:32 AM
I was reading recently how these very effects - earth movement in solar system, sun movement in relation to nearest stars etc, is such a complexity in
itself that it mostly is missed from the equations we use to calculate distances of other 'static' objects and the age of those points of reference.
Because cosmologists are using distant objects which don't 'appear' to move much (at all), the effect of our own movements are missed out of the
equation which some scientists fear could throw much of whats been previously thought correct straight out of the window, but with more study it could
begin to unravel the origin and destiny of the universe.
Is it the Gravity of the super massive (are they just calling it massive now?) black hole at the centre of the galaxy that the sun orbits? I know some
star groups orbit in clusters around larger bodies, as well as the galactic centre?
I'm not an astrophysicist or cosmologist, I just take an interest so if anyone here can verify that while I look through the hundreds of (poorly)
bookmarked pages so I can find the source?! It's one of those 'too big to comprehend' questions. More questions in my post than answers, but
then again that's the nature of the somewhat unknown.
[edit on 25-2-2010 by Pr0t0]