A new user, just joined today, asked their first question.
When this happens I think of "be welcoming" before I think of "what can I close today?"
After only a few hours close as duplicate votes started on Can the earth move in front of the sun in a helical model? because the word "spiral" reminded someone of "vortex".
The question asks about the VSauce YouTube video How Earth Moves where around
17:00 the spiral motion of the Earth around the Sun as they move together through the galaxy is shown:
- Is the helical or spiral model shown in the video real or just a theory.
- In the model described (even if it is disproved), does the earth go in front of the sun and then back, then forth and back like it is shown on the video? I see both the sun and earth racing with each overtaking the other over and over. Am I seeing an illusion?
Of course the spiral motion (part 1) is real, and not just a theory, and explaining that will answer part 1.
Part 2 is more complex and involves the apparent motion of the two, and there is dissonance between the Static Sun with Earth circling image that we usually get, and this "racing spiral" motion that is shown there.
I've added one answer so far but I think the OP deserves better.
update: This comment confirms what I think was already obvious, the 10 hour "vortex" insta-close was premature, now we need to wait for perhaps days to reopen. Was this welcoming?
Is the insistence (see several comments) that the question is about "Vortex theory" being used to insta-close the question (it's only 7 hours old!) really necessary? How does the site benefit from such a quick close without even giving the OP an opportunity to respond? Are these close votes in fact cavalier because one simply presumes the OP must be mean something that they haven't even described?