The rotation axis of Uranus is 90 degrees away from vertical, there are some theories about its reason.. But which are the consequences of this? Which are the unique features of Uranus that happened because of it?

  • $\begingroup$ What exactly do you mean by consequences? In the broad sense a 'consequence' would be any effect with the axis angle as a cause (which is too broad). In the strict sense a 'consequence' would be a "bad" effect, and it is not clear in this case what would be "bad". $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Oct 15, 2013 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage I mean, those features of Uranus that are uniqure for this planet (=none of the other planets have) and happened by the high rotation axis angle. No matter good of bad. $\endgroup$ Oct 15, 2013 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ Right, that's what I referred to in the broad sense. I think that would be too broad, but I'll let others weigh in on it. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Oct 15, 2013 at 14:02
  • $\begingroup$ What specific consequences? This could almost be a topic of the week with how many consequences there are. To hop, a couple of suggestions to focus on - e.g. rotation of its moons, magnetic field interacting with other planets etc $\endgroup$
    – user8
    Oct 15, 2013 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ @ZoltánSchmidt, then I think called2voyage is right, it is a bit broad - it could be separated into a couple of very good questions. $\endgroup$
    – user8
    Oct 15, 2013 at 21:54


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