It’s difficult for me to decide if there is any truth to the claims that the Sun has a binary “twin.” I have read that most star systems are binaries, so it is not unreasonable to assume that our solar system is any different.
If they don’t think a binary exists, they won’t bother looking for it?If there's indication of a binary companion, at say, 1000AU for example, there should also be an EXACT location posited for it, in which case I'm sure we'd be able to turn our huge telescopes in "that" direction and 'see' the binary, if it were there? Or is that asking a bit much...
.…when in fact what the observations tell us is that the entire solar system is curving through space, probably in mutual orbit with another star(s)
I agree! Why wouldn’t the solar system be in a mutual orbit with other stars, especially if they all formed from the same plasma cells? If so, wouldn’t any “mutual attraction” have to do with the fact that they are all “gravitationally related” because of their common origin?
Why not both; it could be one or the other, or both depending upon the cyclical periodicity of both the earth and sun's orbits.The question is this: Does the Earth precess relative to only the stars, or also to the rest of the solar system?
Jim Weninger wrote:
The reason why there are so many theories to explain precession is that we understand the process so poorly.The model: The stars in the Pleiades share a similar charge. The sun is charged oppositely to the stars in the Pleiades. The electrical attraction between the sun and the Pleiades held the sun in a long period (~26 million year) nearly circular orbit about the Pleiades.
Your model is logical and makes sense based on what we assume to be true in the EU.