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Ice Giant

(planet more massive than gas planets and less than rocky planets)

An Ice Giant is a planet consisting mostly of elements heavier than Hydrogen and Helium such as Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur. Uranus and Neptune are examples.

The term Ice is used in an astronomy/planetary-science sense, specifically, a Volatile Material (gaseous at some or all "everyday" temperatures) with a freezing point above 100K.

(planet type,exoplanets)

Referenced by:
Planet Type
Superionic Ice