Size of Milky Way

Way Bigger Than We Thought? – http://huff.to/1GwdiHX

The corrugated structure doesn’t require a dwarf galaxy or dark matter as an explanation.

Even distribution of matter would be inherently unstable.

Just like dust can collapse into spaced planets and a star, slight variations in distribution should be expected to lead to collapse of matter into patterns of concentration on a larger scale as well.

The patterns of collapse will probably tell us something about how gravity works on a larger scale. 

I’d look at things like the connection between gravity of galaxy, speed of rotation and the width and spacing of spirals and corrugations, also the correlation between spirals and corrugations.

It may potentially offer insight into the development of solar systems as well.

Galaxies should be less developed relative to solar systems due to the scale of time and space.

So the sun goes around the Milky Way core once about every 250 million years, meaning that in the known history of the known universe there have been very few complete rotations at this distance from the core, only 18 since the supposed start of the solar system.

That’s versus billions of times the earth has been around the sun, there have been far more cycles to settle down the distribution of mass in the solar system as each rotation would shake out more unstable arrangements.

The galaxy hasn’t had the same repetitions to get rid of less stable structures.

So it’s worth looking at whether the solar system could have had a similar start, maybe first with spirals that later aggragated into planets.  

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