A planet twice the size of Earth gave its weird tilt to our most unlucky planet.
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The Impact Launches the Planet (19659003) Astronomers at Durham University, UK, performed the first high-resolution computer simulations of various massive collisions with the ice giant to find out how the planet has developed
Research confirms an earlier study , which said that Uranus' tilted position was caused by a collision with a massive object.
It was probably a young protoplanet of rock and ice – during the formation of the solar system about 4 billion years ago
The simulations also indicated that debris near the ice sheet of the planet could form a thin shell and trap the heat emanating from the Uranus nucleus. 19659009] Catching this internal heat could partially help explain Uranus' extremely cold temperature to the planet's outer atmosphere (-216 degrees Celsius), the researchers said.
The results are published in The Astrophysical Journal.
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Senior author Jacob Kegerreis, Ph.D. student at the Institute of Computational Cosmology at Durham University, said:" Uranus turns on his side, taking its axis almost perpendicular to it runs from all the other planets in the solar system.This was almost certainly caused by a huge impact, but we know very little about how it actually happened and how such a violent event affected the planet.  & # 39; We performed more than 50 different impact scenarios with a powerful supercomputer to see if we could restore the conditions that shaped the planet's evolution.
& # 39; Our results confirm That the most probable result was that the young Uranus was involved in a cataclysmic collision with an object of double mass on earth, if not greater, we throw it aside and set in motion the events that have contributed to the Create planet that we see today. "