Nucleus of Galaxy Centaurus A, NGC 5128. The blue clusters in this image are newly born stars. Credit: E.J. Schreier
Motion of a Spinning Top
There are many forms and shapes of spinning tops, and they are put into motion in an interesting variety of ways. Some are spun by snap-twisting a center stem with your fingers and releasing. Others are spun using a cord. Regardless of how the tops are spun, they behave in a similar fashion.