Uranus is simply strange, and one of the strangest aspects of it is its tilt.
Uranus has the solar system's highest tilt, at 98 degrees, which means it spins almost completely perpendicular to the direction of its orbit.
Astronomers have long speculated that the planet formed as a result of a series of massive impacts.
Except for Uranus, all of the planets in the solar system have orbital tilts of less than 30 degrees.
The entire Uranus system has been turned on its side, affecting not only the planet's rotation but also its rings and moons.
Perpendicular to the planet's motion around the sun, orbit around it.
The strange tilt of Uranus is made further stranger by the fact that the neighbouring ice giant,
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