I could echo others and say that the lack of knowledge in astronomy in this thread is appalling, especially when people make very wild claims, such as
our sun orbiting Sirius ( or any other star for that mater).
Instead I'll simply say this:
1) You don't have to believe any text books and data that has been gathered over literally CENTURIES by many, many people. Instead, you can go out
and get your own equipment and do your very own observations and data recording, in which you will find the following:
2) Our sun, and other stars follow the laws of gravitation
and our planets in our solar system
follow Kepler's laws of planetary motion
. Don't believe it or think it's
wrong, or that it is lies? Fine. Then you need to replace it, and explain how we've been using these well known physical laws for many decades now to
not only put satellites in orbit, but probes around other planets, and men on the moon.
3) It's impossible for the sun to orbit Sirius.......our motion through the galaxy (which can be measured by even the people in this thread) would
exceed the escape velocity very easily...especially at 8 light years away.
It is also impossible given that the age of Sirius
is only 200 to 300 million years old......in other
words, our 4.5 BILLION year old sun has been around a LOT longer than Sirius.
4) The motion of the stars would show very well if our sun was indeed orbiting something.....and guess what? They DO show we are orbiting
something......and do you know what they show?
they show we are orbiting the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
5) No, our sun is NOT orbiting the Pleiades
either, for the exact same reason as we are not orbiting
Sirius......the Pleiades is only 115 million years old too.
Now, I do know that a lot of people out there want to flip this (IE Sirius or the Pleiades is orbiting our sun.....this was covered back before 21
Dec, 2012 in many threads). The answer is NO. Sorry.
Why for the same reason that our sun is not orbiting them: escape velocity. Both of those systems are traveling much too fast to be in an orbit around
us. As a mater of fact, Sirius is actually traveling towards us.
Does this mean that there is nothing else orbiting our sun?
Well the data does not support it so far. The WISE
data was put out back
in March 2012, and so far John Matese and Daniel Whitmire have found: NOTHING.
Does that mean there is nothing out there? Well it certainly means that there is nothing that is huge, very dense and giving of a lot of heat. That
would be like a spot light to WISE. But there were no spot lights.
Will we find something out there? Possible. But it may be something very insignificant.
As several have said on this thread: science can be wrong. And you are all right...science can be wrong. And it can be wrong about the orbits of dwarf
planet kuiper belt objects having problems with their orbits too.
Could be when New Horizons
gets done with it's Pluto flyby in 2015 and heads out to the kuiper
belt, we'll learn something that will change how we plot the orbits of those objects.......and will put all that to rest.
Or we may learn something that does support something lurking out there.
But keep in mind...if it is, it's orbiting us, not the other way around....and no, sorry......we do not orbit another visible star. Keep wishing, but
it's not going to change the physics and math I'm afraid.