# Why is the solar system flat?

Jan 25, 2016

#### Answer:

Basically, it is the law of physics for conservation of angular momentum.

#### Explanation:

A very good discussion of the effect and some exceptions can be found here:

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/why-is-the-solar-system-galaxies-seemingly-rotate-on-a-2-d-plane.124790/