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This month’s planets

Planet of the month

Uranus marks a turning point in our exploration of the Solar System, discovered by William Herschel in 1781 from the city of Bath. Uranus is tipped on its side by 98 degrees – it appears to roll around the Sun, and currently its north pole is facing us at an angle of 50 degrees. Scientists are not sure why Uranus is on its side, but suspect a giant impact long ago may have knocked

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