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What is unusual about Uranus' axis of rotation?

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What is unusual about Uranus' axis of rotation?

A Strange Planet:

Uranus, the seventh planet from our sun, is an unusual planet for several reasons. First, it is a giant ball of frozen methane gas. That's what gives it such a perfectly even shade of blue-green in photographs. Also, like it's neighbor Saturn, Uranus has rings. The reason we don't see them through a standard telescope is that they are made of very dark material and do not reflect much light. With special equipment, however, they become visible and reveal a surprising feature of the planet.

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When you look at the rings of Uranus, you can see the don't orbit the planet horizontally. Instead, they vertically orbit. Upon investigation,...

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