The disk of the Milky Way galaxy is not flat; it’s corrugated. New findings reveal “that the galactic disk is contoured into several concentric ripples”. See “The Corrugated Galaxy—Milky Way May Be Much Larger Than Previously Estimated”. And see “Ripples in the Milky Way”, by Camille M. Carlisle, March 16, 2015.
[Or drop a pebble into a pond and watch as corrugated ripples form.]
I believe that pressure waves form in the solar wind, and that these waves have caused the disk of the Solar System to become corrugated. I also believe that billions of year ago the corrugations caused solid matter to collect into larger and larger clumps and to eventually form planets. The contour of the corrugations appear to be related to Phi (an irrational number). See “Phi and the Solar System”, by Gary Meisner, June 18, 2012.
Phi seems to be woven into the fabric of our galaxy and our solar system. That is why I have designed a Mars flag that is 1 unit high and Phi units long (Phi to 1 is known as the “golden ratio”). My design includes two Kepler triangles, which also have proportions based on the golden ratio. (This Phi-based triangle is named after the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who deduced that Mars follows an eliptical path around the Sun.)
Please see my Phi-based Flag of Mars at http://docdro.id/ibOvhp9
The Mars Society might adopt a Mars flag that embraces the golden ratio.
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