galactic plane

noun Astronomy.
the plane of the galactic equator.

1840–50 Unabridged
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galactic plane
the plane passing through the spiral arms of the Galaxy

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Example sentences
Sot it's not in the galactic plane but slightly above it.
There may be a gradual increase in local gravity as the dark matter density
  increases during the crossing of the galactic plane.
As indicated in the article, there is much less medium for the expanding gas to
  interact with, being out of the galactic plane.
Our own solar system isn't even close to being aligned with the galactic plane.
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