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Gravity and Rotation

Gravity and rotation_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

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Everything in a galaxy orbits around the galaxy’s center. The shape of a galaxy is a result of the individual orbits and their collective rotation. The force of gravity from all the stars, gas, dust, and dark matter holds a galaxy together.

For Educators

Topic: Astronomy

Subtopic: Galaxies

Keywords: Astrophysics, Galaxies, Gravity, Orbits

Audience: General