The yellow dot is our sun According to a new discovery at University of VA and University of MA our solar system is actually part of a smaller dwarf galaxy,Sagittarius on the verge of a big merge with the Milky Way. Matthew Perkins Erwin, an independent researcher began studying the new map in 2006 and made what are coming to be called the 3 most pivotal discoveries of our time: DISCOVERY OF MAY 30th 2006: We are from another galaxy in the process of joining with the Milky Way. The Milky Way is actually not our parent galaxy. The mystery of why the Milky Way has always been sideways in the night sky has never been answered -- until now. http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=1207&i=2 The Milky Way viewed from earth We are part of a smaller galaxy that the Milky Way has put the 'come hither' on and we are just now coming down even with and going to actually turn and join with the Milky way after some 2 billion years of circling around it at a near right angle as part of our parent galaxy called the Sagittarius Dwarf. This could explain A LOT about climate change and makes you wonder about our future, especially if there's a polar shift in the works for our solar system. Another point of speculation is that this may have been what the Mayan calender predicted.