Can a spinning galaxy be "out of balance" like wet towels in the spin-cycle?

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    $\begingroup$ Nice question! But can you please specify what do you mean by "out of balance" like in the analogy you gave? $\endgroup$
    – Arjun
    Sep 29, 2023 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ No because the Galaxy would fly apart with or ital speeds too strong for gravity..The towels are stopped by the container walls . $\endgroup$
    – user52394
    Sep 29, 2023 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking, could the mass get unevenly distributed, perhaps when galaxies move into the gravitational field of another galaxy. $\endgroup$
    – TimR
    Sep 29, 2023 at 17:30


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