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How did Uranus get tilted so much that it spins on its side? This question has made many a scientist wonder. New research looking back at the planet’s early formation points to a young proto-planet of rock and ice colliding with Uranus, causing its extreme tilt. Instead of rotating like a top spinning nearly upright, as Earth does, the planet “rolls” on its side as it circles the Sun.

While it is the butt of many jokes, Uranus is actually a fascinating world to study. It is about four times wider than Earth orbiting our Sun at a distance of about 1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion kilometers). Uranus takes about 17 hours to rotate once (a Uranian day), and about 84 Earth years to complete an orbit of the Sun (a Uranian year). Uranus has 27 known moons, and they are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. With 13 known rings, we've seen that the inner rings are narrow and dark and the outer rings are brightly colored.

This false-color image was generated by Erich Karkoschka using data taken on August 8, 1998, with the @NASAHubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer.
Source: NASA/JPL/STScI
#nasa #space #solarsystem #uranus #hubble #picoftheday #colors #planet #planets #rings #spothubble #pictureoftheday

How did Uranus get tilted so much that it spins on its side? This question has made many a scientist wonder. New research looking back at the planet’s early formation points to a young proto-planet of rock and ice colliding with Uranus, causing its extreme tilt. Instead of rotating like a top spinning nearly upright, as Earth does, the planet “rolls” on its side as it circles the Sun.

While it is the butt of many jokes, Uranus is actually a fascinating world to study. It is about four times wider than Earth orbiting our Sun at a distance of about 1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion kilometers). Uranus takes about 17 hours to rotate once (a Uranian day), and about 84 Earth years to complete an orbit of the Sun (a Uranian year). Uranus has 27 known moons, and they are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. With 13 known rings, we've seen that the inner rings are narrow and dark and the outer rings are brightly colored.

This false-color image was generated by Erich Karkoschka using data taken on August 8, 1998, with the @NASAHubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer. 
Source: NASA/JPL/STScI
#nasa #space #solarsystem #uranus #hubble #picoftheday #colors #planet #planets #rings #spothubble #pictureoftheday

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@alejamdro.valemcia

Son las maravillas del universo

@joesky

@flat_earth_movement wait wait so they are telling us that they can transmit data from the ends of the universe. But we can’t take a solid real picture of Saturn? Or a video? Of.... s o m e t h i n g Besides a light spectrum photographed in every version except a real one real time. Well then..

@touchdown_maker

@officialmagik back at you - I just love proclaiming truth bro -

@gemzy34

Wow I love this scientific knowledge It fascinate's me I love learning about the planets

@10_a_g_my_g

Fake just cgi

@sweetern_baby007

یه آقای خوشتیپ بالای ۳۵ سال از تهران جهت آشنایی بیاد دایرکتم

@akashdeep__roy

Trippy planet

@courtneyhghes

@michael_macrae betcha didn’t know this about Uranus...😂

@yubiquitousone

How many full time trolls does NASA have on their payroll? 😂😂😂

@officialmagik

@touchdown_maker my good guy. I believe you. I’ve done my research and globe earth is becoming more and more of a lie. It’s sad people are indoctrinated by a system from kindergarten. All the pictures I’m science books are CGI. I’m a spiritual person and I know we aren’t just random. We have huge significance. Doesn’t mean I’m religious but there is truth in that. The pyramids for example. It’s sad that people take what NASA, another government branch says as fact. And don’t do research on their own. It’s obvious they use fish eye lens aka go pros to make things look round. My guy. Sometimes it’s not enough to explain but to let people do research for themselves. For example, the Antarctic treaty. Why old world maps have been destroyed showing an ice wall and more continents beyond it. Dude I respect you for at least trying to get people to think for themselves. Many people have proven there’s no curve with their cameras. By sending them up to the sky and receiving data in real time. Higher than what this NASA image supposedly shows and you see that there’s no curve whatsoever. And the oceans, ugh don’t get me started. It’s all about point of view. With a strong enough telescope, you can see the “disappearing ships” that go over the horizon. Supposedly proving the curve. Stay woke my good guy. There’s only a few of us out there that refuse to be indoctrinated any further.

@kaeanne_me

is this true

@mvaladel58

@alonsodiazuna maybe you can go take a flying leap off the side of mountain. Maybe you will survive,.maybe not. It's all relative....Or maybe not

@reallyniquil

how do we know that its on its side? There is no direction in space

@regi.schoeler

Could this be why? https://youtu.be/EVbdbVhzcM4

@nat_draws60

Does any one else think for a split second the universe is the world, but just the part that’s unexplored? No? Just me? I thought so, I’m weird like that, but it is fascinating to think that there so many things work so much differently than the Earth

@mvaladel58

@alonsodiazuna LMAO. knickers in a twist?

@johndbarlow

It's easier to expel gas on your side

@elijah30112

Amazing!

@bruno_treme_terra

Melhor que a terra e mais bonita

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