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Why do so many of the planets have similar rotational patterns ?

If planetary rotation was caused by collisions, why are the majority rotating within 30 degrees and not random? Could gyroscopic effect influence them?
Question asked by: adrews

Asked on: 27 Oct 2008

It is because of the shape of the planets is the same, being ellipsoids in shape, then they will tend to move to the most efficient angle of rotation in terms of the overall energy of the system and the physics, and this is around 30 degrees.
By: knowitall
Replied at: 02 Nov 2008
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