The Sun and planets move in a quasi-elliptical orbit between about 8.4 and 9.7 kpc from the galactic center, with a period of revolution of about 240 million years. The solar system Is currently close to and moving inward toward "perigalacticon," the point in the orbit closest to the galactic center. In addition, the solar system moves perpendicular to the galactic plane in a harmonic fashion, with a period of 52 to 74 million years and an amplitude of ~49 to 93 pc out of the galactic plane. (The uncertainties in the estimates of the period and amplitude of the motion are caused by the uncertainty in the amount of dark matter in the galactic disk.) The Sun and planets passed through the galactic plane about 2-3 million years ago, moving "northward."
solar system moves perpendicular to the galactic plane in a harmonic fashion
Originally posted by Unity_99
I've read that we are probably from the Saggitarius Dwarf that is being absorbed by the Milky way and even read some theories about it discussed back and forth on a physics forum where most thought we still were a part of the Milky way due to our sun being iron rich, I believe much like the Milky Way Stars.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Blarneystoner
Read the article in my first post on this thread, and you will get an idea of how little we know about space.
The article you linked to does not support your claims, and asks more questions than it gives answers.
The tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation has nothing to do with it, we are talking planetary orbit. The orbit of the Moon, which is in line with our orbit around the sun does prove my point. Our solar plane is almost 90 degrees different from the galactic plane, and that does puzzle scientists.
There is a story out on the web that has been discussed here on ATS on some threads which claims that the Earth, and our solar system is very important territory for some galactic empire, because we are situated in an important trade route. With the STS intersecting at our location in space, it sure makes that crazy story more plausible.