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How is centrifugal force created in a cloud of gas in space?

  1. May 12, 2015 #1
    First, may I apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong section of the forums.

    Given a cloud of mixed gasses and rocky material, how is spin created when a star is born?
    I will also give the cloud of gas a random order of movement prior to star formation.

    Can the physics for the spin created in the star also be applied to the formation of any planets?

    Thanks to the community for any help with this question.
     
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  3. May 12, 2015 #2

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    The angular momentum is already there and is conserved:

     
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