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The tilted orbit of Uranus may be due to collision with the icy dwarf planet: Study

R Sinduja

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The orbit of planet Uranus is tipped over by 98 degrees causing the planet & its moons to spin in a unique way. Scientists have been long wondering why? A study suggests, early Uranus was hit by a small icy planet, around 1-3 times the mass of Earth, which tipped the young planet over & left behind unusual properties in its moon and ring systems. Uranus also has a ring system just like Saturn & 27 moons orbiting its equator.