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Posted by Jim S/">Jim S on December 27, 1998 21:49:54 UTC

In the latest pictures from HST of NGC 7742 it appears that this 'system' is spinning in a counter-clock wise direction. Is this most probably due to the position of NGC 7742 in relation to HST, or can it be attributed to gravitational pull? The same pull that makes water going down a drain flow counter-clock wise in the northern hemisphere and clock wise in the southern hemisphere. (Assuming that is what makes that occur on earth)

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