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Where is the sun positioned in the galaxy?

Asked by cooldude, 28 Aug '08 01:15 pm
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The Sun lies close to the inner rim of the Milky Way Galaxy's Orion Arm, in the Local Fluff or the Gould Belt, at a hypothesized distance of 7.620.32 kpc from the Galactic Center. Makes sense? Not much to me... sounds too awe-inspiring, actually!
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 28 Aug '08 01:16 pm

 
  
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The sun is located in an outer region of the Milky Way galaxy, a huge pinwheel of some 200 billion stars.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 30 Aug '08 08:08 pm

 
  
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It is positioned in the corner of the galaxy so that the aliens cannot find us.
Answered by Aminesh Kelkar, 28 Aug '08 01:18 pm

 
  
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