Fact of the Day Image Jan. 31st

Uranus, the 7th planet from the Sun, is unique because it spins sideways! Most planets spin around an axis (invisible line that goes through a planet) that is vertical or stands straight up. Uranus’ axis is actually horizontal, meaning that it spins sideways. Scientists are still not sure why Uranus spins that way, but a theory is that a comet or asteroid may have struck Uranus and flipped it sideways. This is why Uranus spins sideways!