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What is Uranus made of?

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Uranus is made mainly from ammonia and methane in the form of ice. It has a core made from liquid ice and other rocky compounds, a mantle made of ammonia, water and other substances, and an outer layer of hydrogen and helium.

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The mantle of Uranus is the most prominent layer of the planet. The gases form a dense, hot layer of ammonia, water and other gases. The core of the planet is much smaller than the other layers, and is believed to be a liquid core of icy materials, such as ammonia, water and methane. The core is much cooler than most planets with rocky, molten cores.

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