Gliese 436-b is a planet of burning ice. The surface temperature is roughly 712 Kelvin. Which is significantly higher than what would be expected if it was only heated by radiation. This planet is made of many forms of ice. The planet remains solid because of the high gravity on the planet. Whenever the radius became better known, ice alone wasn't enough to account for it. There should be a layer of hydrogen and helium up to ten percent of the mass to top the ice.
Gliese 436-b is located approximately 30 light-years away from Earth. Gliese 436-b is about the size of Neptune and is located extremely close to its parent star. Because of this, the planet's temperatures exceed 980 ˚F (or 800 Kelvin), which is hot enough permanently ward off water in liquid form. Scientists expect that the planet should have high amounts of methane, but it has almost 7,000 times less of the amount it should have.
Gliese 436-b, known as The Planet of Burning Ice, is one of the most exotic contradictions of what humans know! Gliese 436-b is approximately 2.5 million miles away from Gliese 436, the red-dwarf star it orbits. That's about 14 times closer than Mercury is to the Sun! The only reason the ice hasn't melted is because it's gravity is so strong.
Gliese 436-b was discovered in August in the year 2004. R. Paul Butler and Geoffrey Marcy discovered the planet. The surface temperature of Gliese 436-b 822 ˚F. A greenhouse effect could make the surface temperature much higher than previously mentioned. Gliese 436-b is made of ice. It is also on fire. The only reason that the ice stays solid is because the gravity is so strong on this planet. This planet's orbit takes only 2 days and 15.5 hours. It orbits the star Gliese 436.