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The term hot Uranus is not common, but has been used (for example, see Jenkins et al. 2012). A hot Uranus is essentially synonymous with a hot Neptune because the size and mass of our own Uranus and Neptune are similar to each other. (Uranus has a radius of 4.0 Earth radii, and Neptune has a radius of 3.9 Earth radii. Furthermore, Uranus has a mass of 14.5 Earth masses, which is not much less than the 17.1 Earth masses for Neptune. Consult the page on hot Neptunes for a more detailed discussion.
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