Uranus Long-Lost Twin Discovered 25000 Light Years Away

October 16, 2014 9:05 PM

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Uranus occupies the seventh position in the Solar system. It has the third largest planetary radius and fourth largest planetary mass among the planets of the Solar System. Composition of Uranus and Neptune are similar but it differs in chemical combination to the larger gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn.

Uranus and Neptune are placed in a separate category known as ‘ice giants’ by Astronomers. Uranus’s atmosphere contains hydrogen and helium much akin to the atmosphere of Jupiter and Saturn. However the atmosphere of Uranus contains more ice, such as water, ammonia, and methane. There are some trace...

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