Interacting Spiral Galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163. The gravitational forces of the large NGC 2207 galaxy are distorting the smaller galaxy. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team [STScI].
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.