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Why are Uranus's poles tilted sideways?

Why are Uranus's poles tilted sideways?

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T. Moore

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T. Moore
T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Nov 22, 2018

Yes, unlike all the other planets in the solar system, Uranus is tilted on its side. This spins on its side which means that the poles of the planet are usually facing the sun. This can make the various seasons that the planet may experience to be longer as compared to the seasons that are being experienced here on earth.

There aren’t enough explanations to show why Uranus has tilted sideways. One thing is for sure, this feature has made it unique from all the other planets in the solar system. Uranus also rotates backward which means that it is the only different one from all of the other planets.

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