TITLE

The spirals that don't make sense

AUTHOR(S)
Ananthaswamy, Anil
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/25/2012, Vol. 215 Issue 2879, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
79336060

 

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