Does Uranus really have five moons?  Tilted the way it is I didn't think they would stay in orbit.?

Does Uranus really have five moons?  Tilted the way it is I didn't think they would stay in orbit.

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  • YKhan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are actually 27 moons, so far. It's not like as if the moons are connected to Uranus by strings attached to Uranus' equator. It's gravity that keeps them in orbit, and gravity works no matter what orientation the moon is around the planet.

    All of the 5 major moons are mainly tilted in the same direction as Uranus' equator, all within 5 degrees (and mostly within 1 degree) of the rotational plane of the planet. All of the minor moons inner moons (the small ones at a lower orbit than the major moons) are also inclined in the same direction. There are some outer moons, which are likely all captured asteroids and comets what orbit in completely randomly tilted orbits around Uranus.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, he has many more than that, but they stay in orbit because the whole system is tilted.

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  • 1 month ago

    Has a lot more moons than 5, even a couple rings, and you should study up on celestial dynamics, especially orbiting satellites and the parent ecliptic.

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  • 1 month ago

    Uranus

    have

    27 moons. The tilt of a planet only

    effects

    the season of a planet and how the planet is divided into hemispheres. Number of moons have nothing to do with it.

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  • 1 month ago

    Uranus has many more than 5 moons. But it has 5 large ones.

    The tilt and rotation of a planet have nothing to do with a moons orbit. Only the mass of the planet affects it's orbit.

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  • 1 month ago

    Uranus has now got 27 discovered Moons and they are all in steady Equatorial Orbits

    Along with its crazy tilt

     With Maybe some more undiscovered, especially within the Rings

     A Cassini type Mission would find out more about this strange planets

     Showing, like Saturn and Jupiter. the Truth can be stranger than Fiction

    Only Voyager 2 has ever Visited Uranus

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    Source(s): The Strange Uranian Moon Miranda
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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, it has 27 we know of, and the tilt has nothing to do with them staying in orbit.  They orbit the equator, like all other planetary moons do.  Which means they orbit kind of sideways in accordance with the tilt of the planet.

    No, it has 27 we know of, and the tilt has nothing to do with them staying in orbit.  They orbit the equator, like all other planetary moons do.  Which means they orbit kind of sideways in accordance with the tilt of the planet.

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  • Retief
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They orbit Uranus's equator.

    Uranus has 27 known moons, not 5.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus#Moons

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    30 seconds with google could have answered this for you.

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  • Don't underestimate the power of gravitational fields

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