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Last Post 5/19/2015 1:48 PM by  Claire Raftery
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5/19/2015 9:22 AM

    What does our sun revolve around?

    Tags: solar system, sun, Sun's revolution, Milky Way Galaxy

    Dawn Myers

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    5/19/2015 10:20 AM
    The Sun and our entire solar system orbits around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy

    Claire Raftery

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    5/19/2015 1:48 PM
    It is important to distinguish between "revolve" and "rotates". As Dawn said, the Sun revolves about the center of the galaxy, but it rotates around it's own central axis (like a spinning top).
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