The Mice [NGC 4676] are two gallaxies about 300 million light-years from Earth. These two galaxies will eventually merge into a single, giant galaxy. Credit: NASA, H. Ford [JHU], G. Illingworth [UCSC/LO], M.Clampin [STScI], G. Hartig [STScI], the ACS Science Team, and ESA.
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.