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Name: John
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Age: 14
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Date: 1999 - 2000


Question:
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?


Replies:
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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