From jokes to impressive facts, Uranus is probably one of the most popular planets of the general public. Uranus is next to its funny name a pretty strange planet. Like its surrounding moons, the massive planet leans around an axis of about 90 degrees .
Even stranger is that the magnetic field of the planet is even inclined. Why is that? Scientists may have finally discovered why.
Studies by Durham University's astronomy researcher, Jacob Kegerreis, which was unveiled earlier this month, suggest that an object twice the size of planet Earth may be responsible for Uranus's peculiar inclination.
Collision Course with Uranus
The current theory is that a large stone object or even a planet collided with Uranus and enveloped the planet in a stone within a few hours.
Even more interesting is the fact that the same object may still be found somewhere in the solar system, which some researchers suspect is the missing planet X, which is now still circling the sun far beyond Pluto.
Uranus & # 39; Collision occurred before 19459004, three to four billion years ago, possibly even before the planet formed its moons. The collision could also be responsible for the current cold temperatures of the planet.
Although not yet officially confirmed, the study of Uranus is currently one of the top priorities for planetary scientists.
Uranus is one of the most interesting planets in the solar system for the uninitiated. Interestingly, as the third largest planet in the solar system, Uranus is still one of the least dense objects in the cosmic neighborhood.
The planet itself is one of the coldest planets in the solar system. As the seventh planet of the Sun, the planet orbits the sun at a distance of 2.88 billion km . Uranus has an average temperature of 76 K but may drop to 47 K .
Even more interesting is that the planet is well over 20+ moons in orbit is the ice giant with every small natural satellite consisting mainly of ice and rock.
Uranus, which takes its name from the Greek sky god, gets a lot of flack for its name, though the planet is actually pronounced correctly YUR – uh-nus not otherwise, you may think.
The planet was visited only once. On January 24, 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Uranus as it passed  [81000 km] the cloud tops of the mighty planet.
As the planetary scientist prepares to travel further on the planet, it will be interesting to see what researchers will learn about the planet in the near future.