A Simple Animation Of The Tilt And Rotation Speed Of The Planets In Our Solar System

January 2, 2019

This is an animation created by NASA Goddard planetary scientist Dr. James O'Donoghue showing the axial tilt and rotation period for the eight planets in our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune). Man, who knew Jupiter and Saturn hauled so much ass? "Well you'd think someone who constantly brags about loving outerspace so much." Well I mean I knew, obviously. "Did you though?" Is Uranus tilted 97.8 degrees? "I guess?" Funny, before I bent over and looked at my own in the mirror I assumed it pointed straight down.

Keep going for a longer video of the animation.

Thanks to Iris, who agrees it wouldn't have killed James to include Pluto. You know, for old times' sake.

  • The_Wretched

    I'd get dizzy on Jupiter. That's a some fast spinning.

  • Mark

    Notice how Mars and Earth are almost identical? That's because when Mars started moving out of the habitable zone, its inhabitants moved to Earth and created a day just about the same as they had on Mars.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

  • bobjr94

    Good the see the nasa guys are keeping busy with their forced time off work.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Why is Uranus always the butt of a joke?

  • Bling Nye


  • Jenness

    This thread is the shit.

  • Deksam

    The world is still slightly changing it's degree of tilt and could explain why the North poll is melting while the south poll is more frozen then ever. All natural Climate Change.

  • The_Wretched

    Except for the other half of the year, your theory is great.

  • Deksam

    The other half of the year [summer] would result in cooler temps for the upper hemisphere and warmer for the lower.

    Not a theory the Eskimos have noticed they now have 1hour longer daylight then they did in the 60s.



  • Mark

    And yet Antarctica is losing ice twice as fast as anyone thought. So much for your theory.

    "Jun 13, 2018 - Over the last 25 years, melting Antarctic ice has added nearly 3 trillion tons of water to the ocean, enough to fill Lake Erie six times over."

  • Deksam

    Not my theory.

  • SerengetiLion

    Dang, what a great sight that is to see via animation. Who's ever idea that was they the best..

  • Mr. Roboto

    WTF, Uranus?!

  • Yet nobody is questioning why Venus is rotating the opposite direction from all the other planets?

  • MustacheHam

    Uranus is a rebel.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    Mars is looking better every day

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