NOVA

Season 14 Episode 2

The Planet that Got Knocked on its Side

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 1986 on PBS
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The Planet that Got Knocked on its Side
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The Planet that Got Knocked on its Side from the show NOVA is an episode about the planet Uranus's distinctive axial tilt of 97.77 degrees. It explores the theory that a violent impact early in our solar system's history was responsible for both Uranus's unique axial tilt and the formation of its moons, using observations collected by Voyager 2 as the probe passed by.moreless

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