Stellar Nebulae and angular momentum

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Maybe this is a simple question but, all the stuff I've been reading so far keeps talking about protostars and their angular momentum being a consequence of the surrounding nebula. Why do they inherit that in the first place? Is is just a consequence of the gravitational collapse?
 

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Drakkith
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In a collapsing gas cloud it is practically impossible for it not to have net angular momentum during/after the collapse.
 
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It has to be due to an outside influance, so all nebule must be linked in some way.
 
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It has to be due to an outside influance, so all nebule must be linked in some way.
What is your justification for this?
 

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