http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/about-us/56-our-solar-system/planets-and-dwarf-planets/general-questions/247-what-direction-do-planets-rotate-beginner

This is the same direction in which all the planets orbit the sun. Uranus was likely hit by a very large planetoid early in its history, causing it to rotate "on its side," ...

https://www.sciencealert.com/why-are-venus-and-uranus-spinning-in-the-wrong-direction

Oct 28, 2016 ... Venus spins on its axis from east to west, while Uranus is tilted so far over, ... and rotating cloud of gas, and it's thought that the spin direction of most ... rotated counter-clockwise – like Earth and the other planets still do – but ...

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/uranus/in-depth/

Apr 25, 2019 ... Uranus is also one of just two planets that rotate in the opposite direction than most of the planets (Venus is the other one), from east to west.

https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2015/04/30/apr-30th-why-do-venus-and-uranus-spin-the-wrong-way/

Apr 30, 2015 ... Description: The question is why do Venus and Uranus rotate differently from all the ... At that time, all the planets rotated in the same direction.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrograde_and_prograde_motion

Retrograde motion in astronomy is, in general, orbital or rotational motion of an object in the ... Prograde satellites of Uranus orbit in the direction Uranus rotates, which is retrograde to the Sun. ... This can be explained by noting that stars and their planets do not form in isolation but in star clusters that contain molecular ...

https://www.space.com/45-uranus-seventh-planet-in-earths-solar-system-was-first-discovered-planet.html

Oct 18, 2017 ... German astronomer Johann Bode, who detailed Uranus' orbit, gave the planet its ultimate ... [Related: How Do You Pronounce 'Uranus'?].

https://www.space.com/39123-crash-that-tilted-uranus-made-moons.html

Dec 18, 2017 ... Ishizawa noted that the researchers' initial simulations did predict the formation of a number of moons that would orbit Uranus at distances ...

https://cseligman.com/text/planets/uranusrot.htm

Discussion of the rotation of Uranus. ... faster or slower than this, depending upon their direction and speed of motion relative to the overall rotation of the planet.

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/solarspin.htm

The sun itself also rotates in a counterclockwise direction. ... Of the thirty something satellites only six do not do so; they are said to have retrograde motion. ... Venus and possibly Uranus are the exceptions to the counterclockwise rotations of ...

https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/universe/why-do-some-planets-rotate-in-different-directions.html

Why Do Some Planets Rotate In Different Directions? ... including Earth, rotate counter-clockwise or prograde direction, but Venus and Uranus are said to have a ...