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What two planets rotate clockwise?

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Venus and Uranus are the two planets that rotate clockwise about the sun when looked at from above the North Pole. The other six planets in the solar system rotate counterclockwise.

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Because Venus is the second planet from the sun, it is a very inhospitable planet due to the heat and high surface pressure. It takes 225 Earth days for Venus to rotate about the sun.

Uranus is an outer giant planet and has an atmosphere that contains the gas methane. William Hershel discovered this planet in 1781. Its rotation around the sun is 84 Earth years. Uranus orbits on its side; a collision with another massive object caused the tilt.

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