MadSci Network: Astronomy

Subject: Angular momentum of star systems

Date: Wed Aug 5 21:55:10 1998
Posted by David Todd
Grade level: undergrad
School: North Seattle Community College
City: Seattle State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 902372110.As

I am under the impression that the angular momentum of the cloud of 
gas that formed our solar system came from the angular momentum of 
the Galaxy.  Is this true, and if so, does this mean that other stars 
in our galaxy must rotate in the same direction as the Sun, and that 
furthermore, planets in other star systems exist in more or less the 
same plane in relation to their parent suns as is the case in our 
solar system?  Also, is the Sun's equatorial plane aligned to the 
equatorial plane of the Galaxy?

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