Question: why is uranuses orbit different

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  1. Hi Horselover,

    I think you are referring to its axial tilt, as it is over on its side. I think the general answer is that it was hit in a cosmic collision knocking it over.

    However there was a hypothesis a few years back about it being pulled over due to a large moon, before subsequently losing said moon.

    I guess the jury is still out.


  2. Unfortunately its out of my wheel house. Dustin is probably correct, We should ask Steven, oh wait…