NASA analysis scientist Dr Jessie Christiansen shocked her fellow scientists and astronomers when she revealed that our Photo voltaic System had been throughout the galaxy when dinosaurs roamed. Dr Christiansen posted an indication video to Twitter with the caption: “I have always been interested in galactic archaeology, but I don’t think this is what they meant. Did you know that dinosaurs lived on the other side of the galaxy?”
Within the video, an artist’s impression of Milky Manner Galaxy from above could be seen.
The textual content working alongside it reads: “Do you know that dinosaurs lived on the opposite facet of the galaxy?
“It takes the Solar about 200 million years to orbit the centre of the Galaxy.
“Which means that the final time we have been right here was the beginning of the Jurassic Interval.”
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It continues: “The Jurassic Interval lasted 55 million years.
“The Cretaceous Interval spanned 145-66 million years in the past.
“The mid-Cretaceous occurred on the opposite facet of the galaxy.
“65 million years in the past, the extinction occasion occurred.”
Dr Christiansen bought the thought as an example this historical past when she was main a stargazing celebration at California Institute of Expertise in Pasadena.
Attendees have been astonished when she talked about that our Photo voltaic System had been throughout the galaxy when dinosaurs roamed.
Dr Christiansen advised Enterprise Insider: ”The animation type of makes it appear to be we have come again to the identical spot, however in actuality the entire galaxy has moved a really good distance.
“It is extra like we’re doing a spiral by way of house. As the entire galaxy’s transferring and we’re rotating across the centre, it type of creates this spiral.
“Our photo voltaic system would not journey to the centre of the galaxy after which again once more. We all the time keep about this distance away.”