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Uranus

Uranus has all the characteristics of the planets of the outer Solar System: it is a gas giant, with strong winds which move its clouds and an ocean made up of gases of the atmosphere, liquefied by the remarkable pressure. Naturally it also has a ring system, even though it is very faint, and a vast number of moons orbiting around it. But the peculiarity of Uranus is its axis of rotation: since the latter lies on the orbital plane, Uranus spins like a huge top during its journey around the Sun. Credits: Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona) and NASA

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