Why is the Earth Tilted at 23.5 Degrees?

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One theory explains that the earth is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees because it collided with a celestial body like the moon. In addition, the tilt of the earth's axis is responsible for the annual changes in the seasons.
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The tilt of the Earth changes, due to torques imposed by other bodies in the solar system. The moon tends to stabilize the Earth's tilt, keeping it within a narrow range. The current
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When the Earth was being formed, a lot of impacts of rocks occurred and led to
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