Spinning Galaxies?

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Does the direction a galaxy is spinning have anything to do with some cosmic Coriolis effect?
 

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DaveC426913
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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.
 
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Chronos
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Affirming Dave, no. There is no evidence of any preferred axis of galactic rotation.
 

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