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Stellar Nebulae and angular momentum

  1. Aug 29, 2012 #1
    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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  3. Aug 30, 2012 #2

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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.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2012 #3
    It has to be due to an outside influance, so all nebule must be linked in some way.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2012 #4

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    What is your justification for this?
     
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