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Spinning Galaxies?

  1. Mar 30, 2010 #1
    Does the direction a galaxy is spinning have anything to do with some cosmic Coriolis effect?
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  3. Mar 30, 2010 #2


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    By direction do you mean clockwise versus counterclockwise?

    No. The direction they're spinning has to do with which pole is 'up' relative to us. Their orientation is randomly distributed.
  4. Apr 1, 2010 #3


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    Affirming Dave, no. There is no evidence of any preferred axis of galactic rotation.
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