The spirals that don't make sense

Ananthaswamy, Anil
August 2012
New Scientist;8/25/2012, Vol. 215 Issue 2879, p6
The article focuses on research suggesting the possibility of an axis of asymmetry along which spiral galaxies are more likely to spin in a specific direction. It mentions the view the universe doesn't have a handedness asymmetry originated due to the smoothness of cosmic microwave background left over from the big bang. It comments on asymmetries in amino acids and subatomic neutrinos and states angular momentum cannot be created or destroyed, which would mean the universe started with spin.


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