1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 12, 2015 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    The angular momentum is already there and is conserved:

Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook