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Why is there any residual angular momentum left over from the big bang

  1. Dec 1, 2013 #1
    Hi,

    I'm basically wondering why there is any residual angular momentum in the universe left over from the big bang at all. Can this be explained by the Anthropic principle and could statistics surrounding angular momentum tell us anything about the early universe?

    Cheers,
    Taylrl
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2013 #2

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    Be careful with all the things your question implies:
    How do you define a global conserved angular momentum, where do you see this angular momentum today (and how do you measure it beyond the borders of the observable part of the universe?), and why do you expect zero initial angular momentum?

    Galaxies have angular momentum, but that has a different origin.
     
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