Are star systems in a single, spiral galaxy positioned in a strictly flat, 2D plane to each other, like you can reach them by traveling sideways only, or are there roughly parallel star systems “vertical” to each other?

No, but a great question. NASA once pointed the Hubble Space telescope at a very tiny area of space previously thought to contain nothing – a gap in the stars if you will. What they photographed is below. It’s called NASA’s deep space photo. The galaxies in the image are billions of light years away. As you can see, as with all other galaxy pictures, galaxies are scattered everywhere wherever you look, up down and in between, and tilted this way or that way.

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Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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