Uranus' axis is at 97 degrees.
which means that it orbits on its side. (Most of the planets spin on an axis
nearly perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic but Uranus' axis is almost
parallel to the ecliptic.The three most recently discovered planets were Uranus
in 1781, Neptune in 1846, and Pluto in 1930.
Mercury is the only planet whose
orbit is coplanar with its equator. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that
rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit.
Jupiter has the shortest day of
all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with
Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.
If you are having problems
remembering the planets in their correct order, just remember this sentence
"My very educated mother justed served us nine pickles," Mercury,
Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
According to scientists, Gold
exists on Mars, Mercury, and Venus.