Why Do Venus and Uranus Spin The Wrong Way?

Why Do Venus and Uranus Spin The Wrong Way?

The cosmos offers us many mysteries that astronomers are still struggling to solve, but there is one that is in our own solar system and remains unexplained – why do Venus and Uranus rotate in different directions from the other planets in the solar system? Venus rotates from east to west, while Uranus is so inclined that it practically rotates on its side. Every other planet, including Earth, rotates from west to east, and scientists have not yet determined why. The planets must rotate in one direction because the solar system was formed by the collapse of a hot cloud...
See the Bizarre Storm Blanketing Uranus Right Now

See the Bizarre Storm Blanketing Uranus Right Now

Uranus – the giant gas world, located 2.8 million kilometers from the Sun – is quite stormy. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured one of these storms, floating in the green-blue atmosphere of the Planet. Literally, the entire North Pole is occupied by hurricane! “Scientists believe this new feature of Uranus is the result of its unique rotation,” NASA writes. Unlike all other planets in the Solar System, Uranus is tipped on its side. This means that the Sun has been shining the North Pole constantly during the local long summer. And this in turn leads to widespread atmospheric...