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What happens to planets as they cross the Galactic equator?

The Sun and planets are both pulled together by the gravitational field of the Galaxy. But the differential tidal effects could be felt by planets (or other objects) on orbits of size $\sim 10^5$ au (...
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What happens to planets as they cross the Galactic equator?

Nothing whatsoever. To be honest I find it a little hard to imagine why you think anything could happen. The galactic equator is a plane that is roughly in the middle of the disc of stars that compose ...
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