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Angular momentum of galaxies in galactic clusters

  1. Apr 24, 2014 #1

    I was wondering if the stars in a galaxy are orbiting its centre with (for example) 'anticlockwise' angular momentum. Then would you expect the orbits of the galaxy around the centre of a galactic cluster (if it's in one) to be 'clockwise' or 'anticlockwise' or will it not make much difference.

    (this is assuming the galaxies and the cluster are disk shaped and the planes of the disks are more or less the same)

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
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  3. Apr 24, 2014 #2


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    I believe it is all random.
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