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galactic plane

noun, Astronomy
1.
the plane of the galactic equator.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • 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.
  • There is all the crossing the galactic plane nonsense.
British Dictionary definitions for galactic plane

galactic plane

noun
1.
the plane passing through the spiral arms of the Galaxy
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