What planet spins on its side?


What planet spins on its side?

Planetary Rotation:

As planets orbit the sun, they tend to spin on their axis. This is a line running from their north to south pole through the middle of the planet. Generally, the axis is perpendicular to the plane of their orbit with a few exceptions, such as the wobble of Earth which gives us different seasons.

Answer and Explanation:

Uranus, the seventh planet in the solar system is completely different from the other planets in that its axis runs parallel to the plane of its...

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Uranus's Moons, Rings, Atmosphere & Rotation

from Basics of Astronomy

Chapter 2 / Lesson 7

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