posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 04:08 PM
Originally posted by GhostLancer
Do you have a link to that thread? It would be interesting to see how the information is similar, and also how it differs....
Dan Eden/Gary Vey Sagittarius Galaxy Theories,
Nothing much there, only the same link to Viewzone... never got off page one
The second one..
Earth is actually part of the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy?
A few links but still only a one pager
Earth part of a galaxy which is being consumed by the Milky Way. Read On...
But here is the original article from 2003 that everyone has been quoting from
New Map of the Milky Way Shows Our Galaxy to be a Cannibal
Source: University of Virginia
Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Study Shows the Milky Way is Out to Lunch
Chicken Little was right. The sky is falling.
Thousands of stars stripped from the nearby Sagittarius dwarf galaxy are streaming through our vicinity of the Milky Way galaxy, according to a new
view of the local universe constructed by a team of astronomers from the University of Virginia and the University of Massachusetts.
The study, to be published in the Dec. 20 issue of the Astrophysical Journal, is the first to map the full extent of the Sagittarius galaxy and
show in visually vivid detail how its debris wraps around and passes through our Milky Way. Sagittarius is 10,000 times smaller in mass than the Milky
Way, so it is getting stretched out, torn apart and gobbled up by the bigger Milky Way.
"It's clear who's the bully in the interaction," said Steven Majewski, U.Va. professor of astronomy and lead author on the paper describing the
"Astronomers used to view galaxy formation as an event that happened in the distant past," noted David Spergel, a professor of astrophysics at
Princeton University after viewing the new finding. "These observations reinforce the idea that galaxy formation is not an event, but an ongoing
Here we go...
that core looks awfully close to us
On the other hand, Majewski and his colleagues have been surprised by the Earth's proximity to a portion of the Sagittarius debris. "For only a
few percent of its 240 million-year orbit around the Milky Way galaxy does our Solar System pass through the path of Sagittarius debris," Majewski
said. "Remarkably, stars from Sagittarius are now raining down onto our present position in the Milky Way. Stars from an alien galaxy are relatively
near us. We have to re-think our assumptions about the Milky Way galaxy to account for this contamination."
So it is indeed a fact that we ARE in the debris stream of Sagittarius
Above excerts from;
Original source... University of Virginia
They now publish a disclaimer on their page...
This web page contains the original press release text from 2003(!) that has been corrupted/misinterpreted to "support" the incorrect conclusion
that the Sun did not originate in the Milky Way galaxy. Read carefully and you will see this press release only details the characteristics of the
Sagittarius galaxy and nothing more. All astrophysical evidence points confidently and indisputably to the fact the Sun is now and has always been a
part of the Milky Way.
And then point to Bad Astronomy "DOES A REASONABLE JOB OF ADDRESSING THE MISINFORMATION BEING CIRCULATED."
edit on 11-12-2010 by zorgon because: meh....