We establish pointwise decay estimates for the velocity field of a steady twodimensional Stokes flow around a rotating body via a new approach rather than analysis adopted in the previous literature. The novelty is to analyze the singular behavior of the constants in these estimates with respect to the angular velocity of the body, where such singularity is reasonable since they cannot hold in the absence of rotation. We then employ the estimates to identify the asymptotic structure at infinity of a steady scale-critical Navier-Stokes flow, assumed to be small, around a rotating body. It is proved that the leading term is given by a self-similar Navier-Stokes flow which exhibits a circular profile x1 /|x |2 and whose coefficient is the torque acting on the body.
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