Locating the Center of the Universe Using Globular Clusters (page 3)
In conclusion, the purpose of this experiment was to locate the Galactic Center using globular clusters. My hypothesis stated that by implementing the orbits of a globular cluster, one could predict where the Galactic Center lies. The experiment completed was very accurate in astronomical terms. All results came within range of the Galactic Center’s actual coordinates.
The main error statement for this experiment is that Google Earth’s “Sky” mode was not accurate in depicting the orbits and locations of the globular clusters. Another error would be a mathematical error in calculating the results.
Questions for Further Research
I would change the experiment by using more sophisticated materials.
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