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.

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