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Last Post 10/17/2012 12:25 PM by  Terry Kucera
why is uranus on its side?
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10/17/2012 10:03 AM
    Why is Uranus on its side?

    Terry Kucera

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    10/17/2012 12:25 PM


    One idea is that the early solar system was a much more violent place than it is now, with objects careening around and colliding. Perhaps one or more asteroids or other objects collided with Uranus and tipped it over.

    Here is an article about an attempt to model how that might happen:




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