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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Universe Does Not Have A Center Of Mass.

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on March 9, 2001 01:31:08 UTC

Wish I could draw you a picture. So let's do it this way. Think of a fat 4 armed 2 legged man with head, composed of a uniform 2-d spatial density of point galaxies. That's a decent approximation of what the galaxy map looks like along the plane of highest galactic density. The center of mass of such a figure is at the level of the stomach center up/down, and along the axis of symmetry left and right.

On this picture, our sun is located at the spleen. Or the outer edge of the liver looking from the other direction. I cannot tell which way the man is looking. I estimate that the separation between the spleen and the center of the stomach is about 1/20th of the diameter of the map, or 1/10th as fAR as we can see.

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