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  1. #1 Does anything determine the orientation of an accretion disc? 
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    When it comes to black holes, is there any mechanism that determines which way around the accretion disc is orientated?

    If you had a dozen star & black hole pairs, would the accretion discs of all of them be spinning at the same angle relative to each other?


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    They're normal to the axis of rotation, aren't they?


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