Why aren't all spinning galaxies shaped as discs as my young mind would expect? I understand how the innermost parts of a galaxy spin faster than the outer parts, and that could explain why some ...
I watched a video by Dr. Michio Kaku, in which he states a theory about Dark Matter. This theory says that Dark Matter could be just ordinary matter from another parallel universe, which would be ...
Conformal gravity is an "alternative" theory of gravity, where instead of using the Einstein-Hilbert action composed of the Ricci scalar, the square of the conformal Weyl tensor is used. It was ...
I've made a 3d particle simulator where particles are attracted to each other by the inverse of the square radius. The purpose of my experiment is to see if this alone would create a flat disk (like ...
What makes the stars that are farther from the nucleus of the galaxy go faster than those in the middle?
It has no sense that stars that have a bigger radius and apparently less angular speed($\omega$) goes faster than the ones near the center.
Whether is it our solar system or a whole galaxy, there is usually a massive object (star or black hole) at the centre with gas and objects rotating around it. The gravitational effect of the ...