Which Outer Planet Could Not Be Called a Gas Planet?

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Outer planets that could not be considered gas giants include Pluto. Find out about outer planets that could not be called a gas giant with help from an educational professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist, and this is "which outer planet cannot be considered a gas giant?" So, here is a list of the outer planets. This is Jupiter. This is Saturn. This is Uranus. This is Neptune, ooh, sorry, and we'll ignore this for a little bit. So, all of these gas giants are mostly made out of hydrogen, helium. And, Uranus and Neptune have a very high composition of methane in the atmosphere, and that's why they kinda look blue. So, all of these four can be considered a gas giant. But, this used to be a common question when Pluto was still considered a planet. So, we'll leave it for the purpose of this conversation. So, Pluto's no longer a planet, and it was taken out in 2006. And, one of the main reasons it was taken out is just, it didn't follow the same pattern of what we consider an outer planet. It was not a gas giant to begin with. It's orbit was very difficult. It was 17 degrees, tilted, and sometimes, it crossed the path of Neptune. And, it had a lot of characteristics that didn't follow the actual characteristics of a planet. So, it was labeled as a Kipper belt object. But, this question was very often asked, before Pluto was demoted from the list of planets. So, Pluto is the ex outer planet that cannot be called a gas giant. My name is Eylene Pirez, and I'm an astrophysicist, and this is "which outer planet cannot be considered a gas giant?"

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