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It comes curious to me, how scientists say one planet is tilted 23 1/2 degrees and other is 34 degrees or 56, etc. . What factors of planets does scientist examine when they calculate how much the planet is tilted? Does it have to do with the magnetic force from the poles?

You look at the plane in which the planets are moving about the sun, and compare this with the axis about which a planet is rotating.

Tim Mooney

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