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Old 24-11-2019, 10:21 AM
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"latex" example of the Space/Time Warp

Let me hope I can pose this Question 'correctly'.
I understand the - Space/Time warp, keeping our moon in its path around Us. And Us around the Sun Etc.
However, thinking about it - after visualizing the Latex example to illustrate the concept - it comes to mind, that this Time/Space Warp - has to be 3 dimensional (Not two)
If that is the case , why are the orbits - mostly in two dimension? Why does the moon, for example not orbit the earth, in a multitude of orbits. (East/West North/South
and countless other orbits.
I know the 'Latex' example is flawed, but --- what am I missing here? Is not the Space/Time Warp all encompassing (in three dimensions) a large mass such as ourselves, or the Sun's. Why then, such limited directional orbits.
PS . sure which Alex were here to 'set me straight"
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Old 24-11-2019, 11:54 AM
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It all comes down to the conservation of angular momentum. Everything in the universe has some form of momentum, a direction of movement. When a stellar cloud begins to collapse, although everything has a different direction of movement there is going to be more momentum in one direction than another. Anything that deviates from the “preferred” direction looses energy as it is forced to conform with that direction of movement. It is this preferred direction - momentum - that causes a flat disk.
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