It turns out that Uranus is so weird because of a massive collision billions of years ago. [/caption] The Earth’s axis is tilted about 23.5 degrees. Tilt of Uranus. Another strange fact about Uranus is that its magnetic field is tilted at a 60-degree angle to its axis of rotation. This angle is only 12 degrees on Earth. A massive moon that orbited Uranus in the past may explain the planet’s extreme tilt (Image: NASA/ESA/M. This is why we have seasons on Earth. No other planet has anywhere near such a tilt. Showalter/SETI Institute) Please try to … Uranus is a real oddball in our solar system. The moon probably formed from another protoplanet smashing into the young Earth, and … Planetary collisions in the early solar system weren't uncommon.
Its spin axis is tilted by a whopping 98 degrees, meaning it essentially spins on its side.