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Why is Uranus called an ice giant?

Why is Uranus called an ice giant?

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Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jul 30, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Nov 22, 2018

There are different planets that are available in the solar system and they all come with their own unique features that will make them distinct from each other. Uranus is obviously different from all the others because it does not have a metallic mantle.

Aside from its hydrogen atmosphere, the core of the planet is made out of different types of ice. Over the past years, there is a significant change in the amount of ice that can be seen in Uranus. The axial tilt of Uranus has made it different from all the other planets in the solar system. It does not get much heat from the sun too not only because of the distance but also because of its position.

 

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