|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
Why do all models of orbits always use a flat disc showing all the planets revolving around the sun in the same plane. This seems to be a little earth-centric, i.e. two-dimensional view of space. Since space has as much "up" as "breadth" and "width", the planets could orbit the sun in orbits that are in differing planes. The same goes for all models of gas clouds slowly forming the planets. I hope to make the answer to this question the central part of my school project!
Re: Why do the planets orbit in the same plane?
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