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How the fuck can a planet tip over on its side? What does that even mean in space?
do u know what an axis of rotation is?
>>15302310I did not come here to talk about WWII, Anon.
>>15302305>What does that even mean in space?In Uranus' case (giggle), longer lasting seasons with more extreme weather.
>>15302316It all started with a shifting mass on the poles.
>>15302305It was just hit by another planet sometime (absorbed). Systems with more bodies are more unstable than such with few, and such fuckery was a method to reduce this number.
>>15302305>Proto-Uranus rotating on a more typical axis compared to the ecliptic (a few degrees of tilt)>Protoplanetary object, a few Earth masses, approaches proto-Uranus >due to slight difference in inclination of orbits, the smaller object enters Uranus near its north or south pole (completely normal for solarsystem objects to do this)>encounter velocity is slow, but the gravity of both objects accelerates them into each other at over 13 km/s>impact occurs, and the protoplanet merges with proto-uranus, resulting in its incoming kinetic energy being converted into heat and rotational energy>result is that Uranus now has an axial tilt of about 90 degreesHope this helps. Uranus never "tipped over", it was spun along a different axis due to a giant impact event.
the text would say otherwise that the magnetic pull of the space has entropic turn on it
>>15302451That's what happened last with me and your mum.
Look up a spinning objects flipping in 0g
>>15304918That's what you get for living in Norfolk.
>>15306261That's not what happened, Uranus doesn't approximate a T shaped mass. >>15304879 is correct, the momentum of the impacting mass dominates over the preexisting angular momentum of the planet before impact.
>>15304879did it also turn into a orange ball of awesome like when Theia crashed with Earth and liquified the entire ball?
>>15304879>the smaller object enters Uranus