Orientation of Uranus' Rings (image) Tokyo Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption Uranus is uniquely tipped over among the planets in our Solar System. Uranus' moons and rings are also orientated this way, suggesting they formed during a cataclysmic impact which tipped it over early in its history. Credit Lawrence Sromovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison/W.W. Keck Observatory/NASA Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.