How are the orbits of stars within most elliptical galaxies arranged?

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    They tend to rotate around the long axis of the elliptical, and to have high values of orbital eccentricity.
     They tend to rotate around the long axis of the galaxy and be quite circular.
     They tend to rotate around the short axis of the elliptical and have high values of orbital eccentricity.
     The move in random directions with respect to the galaxy itself, with a variety of orbital sizes and eccentricity values.
     They tend to rotate around the short axis of the galaxy, and to be quite circular.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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The move in random directions with respect to the galaxy itself, with a variety of orbital sizes and eccentricity values.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)

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