Researchers at the Paris Observatory’s Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation have found that the unusual tilt of Saturn’s axis is due to the periodic gravitational pull of its moons over the last billion years.
Everyone who has taken basic geography knows that the Earth is tilted on its axis, but so are the other planets and other bodies in the solar system. The degree of these tilts vary so dramatically that, at first glance, this seems to be random. The tilt of a planet “just is.”
However, this turns out not to be the case. Saturn has a tilt in re