The Solar System Model is Flat and Lazy
The Solar System is Flat and Lazy. They say it's flat. I say it's lazy and overly simplistic, eliminating much of what should be true and observable and sticking only with facts that fit the model.
One, our solar system is flat, two, there are no space clouds--no star blocking debris, and three, everything goes around the sun on the same plane in the same direction:
"the objects in our solar system, including the Sun, planets, and asteroids, all rotate counter-clockwise. This is due to the initial conditions in the cloud of gas and dust from which our solar system formed. ... That rotation just happened to be in a counter-clockwise direction."
"Because all that matter formed a disk, all in a plane, all of the planets formed in a plane as well. Were it not for the law of conservation of angular momentum, it would have been impossible for stars and planets to form. Our very existence is tied to this fundamental law of physics."
and THE GALAXY IS FLAT. How convenient. The Universe? Flat.
".... right at the center of nearly all galaxies lies a large bulge although 98% of the stars in a galaxy orbit inside spiral arm filaments around the center of the galaxy. Aside from these oddities, the solar system is pretty tidily arranged in the same plane."
I'm not arguing for or against the flat solar system or flat galaxy, but I would simply note that such flatness is consistent with the "space" model. When something like a cloud of particles or plasma spins like a pizza it goes flat. That's why pizza chefs spin pizzas. Large objects like suns and planets, on the other hand, are supposedly near global because gravity, pulling inward from all directions, allegedly tends to make things approximate a ball. Flat supposedly appears when centrifugal forces over power gravity.
Weird. Counterclockwise or clockwise rotation would depend on your view point!
Pretty clear that gravity and centrifugal force can "shape" objects only when they are soft or particulate like plasma, gas, moulton, chunks, etc. Planets would have to form after the basic "flatness" of the solar system was achieved by gravity gathering together debris and shaping things into "balls." Hmmm? Not real clear how that would happen.