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The Helical Model part 2 – Our Galaxy is a Vortex

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Part II of the Helical video series is finished, after two months of research, designing, editing and rendering… it shows our path through the Milky Way.

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Here are my notes on this video. It is far from perfect, and I have a lot to say about it.

== the Milky Way ==================================================

– The Milky Way itself travels through space at appr. 600 km/s (
– The image used for texturing the Milky Way is NOT a picture of the Milky Way. There are no pictures of the outside of the Milky Way.
– There could either be a black hole or a central sun in the center of the Milky Way. I went with the texture image and made it shine.
– A complete revolution around the galaxy takes 226 million years (
– Do not confuse the Galactic Plane with the Galactic Equator: the Sun never “crosses” the Galactic Equator because the Sun is always on the Galactic Equator, by definition.

== Precession cycle ===============================================

– One precession cycle takes 25,920 years. (
– Since one revolution takes 226 mln years, this would mean that there are appr. 8692 precessional cycles in one revolution. In this animation there are only 60.

== Scale & distance ==============================================

– the Sun is 109 times bigger and 333,000 times heavier than Earth. If this animation was to scale, the planets would be invisible.
– Our Solar System should be a gazillion times smaller compared to the Milky Way. If this animation was to scale, you could not see the Solar System, the Sun or any of the planets.
– The software used to create this animation is unable to work with extreme sizes and scales that are so far apart. This limited how big the biggest, and how small the smallest object could be.

== Why I left out the Photon Belt ================================

– The alledged location and size of the photon belt is unclear. Some sources say it’s vertical, others say it’s horizontal. I tried to model both, and in no way I could make it so that there was a “2,000 year pass-through”.
– In the vertical setup the band had to be very narrow (2,000 / 226,000,000 => only 0,003185838 degrees of the galactic orbit) (example of vertical band here:
– In the horizontal setup there was no 226,000,000 year orbit (example of horizontal setup here:
– It is widely describes as “10,000 years of darkness, 2,000 years of light” and this does not match any of the orbits I know.
– I’m NOT saying there is no photon belt, I’m just UNABLE to include it in the animation due to lack of good solid evidence.
– Worth reading:

== Sound & music ==================================================

– I know there is no sound in space, but the roaller coaster effect was just too cool – think of it as internal engine noise of our space ship 🙂
– The sound track is called “Enter The Stream” and I created it specifically for this animation.
You can listen to it on my website:

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  • I have known about this for years yet it is quite a different experience to have it visualized so beautifully and dramatically as you have done here. Having dabbled in 3D animations myself, I am in awe of your skill and the patience I know it took to make this. My hat is off to you. Kudos. Well done.

  • Hi Djsadhu

    Well personally I think your videos are beautiful and inspiring. The science is way over my head and I don't understand the critics and haters and their huge EGOS. So you have your theory. Its as good as any and I'd say to the haters. So what? Why are they so threatened? Do they REALLY KNOW that your model is inaccurate? It follows sacred geometry and nature more closely thats for sure. What, may I ask, is the software that you used to make your videos? Anyway keep up your work. And the haters will always hate. Thats just what they do and are.

    • Ahw thanks. I'm also no scientist, but I'm always curious and want to know the unknown. And if an idea is worth it, I can dedicate an eternity to putting it out there like with these videos. I work in 3dsMax, which was relatively easy to learn.
      Also, scientists have known for decades that our solar system is not stationary - so why do the diagrams make us feel like it is?

  • I want to see what you do video, but my international speed is very slow, you can give me a message sent to a video of the annex? Please.

  • Very good animation, thanks! It's a known fact that the galaxies move in the universe, and our solar system is part of that movement. I'm assuming the stellar wind mentioned is part & parcel of that galactic movement, so the visual of the stellar wind would seem like it should be coming from the front of our solar system, not the side, no? Also, there's no mention of the Oort Cloud, which should be the main deflector & absorber of the stellar wind.
    Other than that, mad props!! :thumbup

  • You said that our sun never crosses the galactic equator.Does this mean that the galactic center has also a precession move and causing the horizontation of the equator to change?

  • Many have asked why the sun spirals as it makes its journey through the theta direction about the black hole at the center of the Galaxy. My question is: (A) Is this due to our galaxy having arms that have been perturbed by many previous smaller galaxy's that have caused the arms to wobble after being disturbed at an odd angle to the galactic plane of the Galaxy. Without knowing spatial considerations of the radius of the sun's path as it makes it's way along the theta hat direction about the central black hole I am dumbfounded. (B) Is this due to the solar wind generated by a denser non-uniform (inner arms) star presence. Basically what is causing the plane of the galaxy to wobble in all 3 spatial directions with reference to the black hole at the center. This all could really be cleared up if you didn't have the sun making a circular path as it heads in the theta hat direction about the black hole. It's got to be an ellipse of some sort in the theta hat direction and a nonuniform ellipse at that. (but the non-uniformity of the ellipse is how we could describe the wobble in the plane). I'm waiting for the 2.0 version of this video.

  • Very good work!.... Now if you could factor in the clockwise positions on the planet X system it would be complete!

  • I am a big fan of your vortex video, I have watched it dozens of times and shared your YouTube link often. Thank you for putting it together and getting it into the world! I manage 3D modeling at my construction company and I am building a presentation on 3D modeling that will be given in about a week. My question is whether there would be any way I could get your file for use in my presentation? It will not be online and would be internal to my company. I would be happy to give you credit for it. Thank you for your consideration!