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Chapter 23, Problem 9RQ
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Describe four differences between the two ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, and the two gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn. (Hint: Review Celestial Profiles for all of these planets.)

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The differences between two ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, and the two giants, Jupiter and Saturn.

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The differences between the two giants, Uranus and Neptune, and the two giants, Jupiter and Saturn are as mentioned below.

CategoryUranus and NeptuneJupiter and Saturn
MassesThe masses of Uranus and Neptune are approximately 15 times the mass of Earth.The masses of Jupiter and Saturn are more than 100 times the mass of Earth.
OblatenessOblateness of Uranus and Neptune are more than 0...

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Ch. 23 - What are hypotheses for the origin of the rings of...Ch. 23 - How do the characteristics of Uranuss and Neptunes...Ch. 23 - If Uranus and Neptune had no satellites at all,...Ch. 23 - Why might the surface brightness of ring particles...Ch. 23 - Both Uranus and Neptune have a blue-green tint...Ch. 23 - How are the atmospheres of Earth and Triton...Ch. 23 - Describe evidence of geological activity on...Ch. 23 - When Neptune was discovered, how was its position...Ch. 23 - How can small worlds like Triton and Pluto have...Ch. 23 - Why do you suspect that Triton had a geologically...Ch. 23 - If you visited the surface of Pluto and found...Ch. 23 - What evidence can you give that Pluto and Charon...Ch. 23 - Why was Pluto reclassified as a dwarf planet?Ch. 23 - How was the discovery of Neptune not accidental?Ch. 23 - What is the maximum angular diameter of Uranus as...Ch. 23 - One way to recognize a distant planet is by...Ch. 23 - What is the orbital velocity of Miranda around...Ch. 23 - Calculate Uranuss Roche radius. Are all of Uranuss...Ch. 23 - Use the data in Appendix Table A-11 to find which...Ch. 23 - What is the escape velocity from the surface of an...Ch. 23 - What is the difference in the orbital velocities...Ch. 23 - Repeat Problem 2 for Pluto. In other words,...Ch. 23 - Given the size of Tritons orbit (r = 355,000 km)...Ch. 23 - Uranus is about 26,000 km in radius, and its main...Ch. 23 - Neptune is about 50,000 km in diameter, and its...Ch. 23 - Look at Figure 23-8a. How are the orbits of...Ch. 23 - Compare Figure 23-8b with Figure 23-8a. Does the...Ch. 23 - Compare the interior cutaway sketches of the four...Ch. 23 - Look at Figure 23-19. Based your knowledge of...Ch. 23 - Review Figure 21-11. Which molecules can Triton...Ch. 23 - The image to the left shows how Uranus would look...

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