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Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are terrestrial

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are gaseous

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What separates the terrestrial planets from the gas giants?

All terrestrial planets are able to maintain life, but the gas giants cannot.

What is different from terrestrial planets from gas giants?

Terrestrial planets are solid and gaseous planets are made of gas. Gaseous planets are huge and terrestrial planets are small. Gas giants are far from the sun and terrestrial planets are close to the sun.

What are the names of all the terrestrial planets?

The terrestrial planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. All the other planets in our solar system are gas giants.

Are planets more likely to be gas giants or terrestrial planets?

Bigger planets are more likely to be gas giants while smaller ones are more likely to be terrestrial. This of course is not the answer to your question which is, of all planets that may exist, is there a greater likelyhood of there being terrestrial planets or gas giants?

What is a common feature of inner planets?

The inner planets are all terrestrial - they are "rocky". The outer planets are gas giants.

Which planets are terrestrial and which planets are gas giants?

The Terrestrial Planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The Gas Giants are Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.

What is the relationship between gas giants and terrestrial planets regarding astronomical units?

All of the terrestrial planets are within 1.52 AU of the Sun. All of the gas giants are greater then 5 AU of the sun. The relationship is that most of the terrestrial planets are very close to the sun while gas giants are much further away.

What do all for four gas giants have that the terrestrial planets do not have?


Are terrestrial planets large with thick atmospheres?

no, these are the gas giants, or four outer gas planets. The terrestrial planets are the four inner planets, which are much smaller.

What is between the gas and terrestrial planets?

The Asteroid Belt is a demarcation between the gas giants and terrestrial type planets.

What are some similarities between terrestrial and gas planets?

Terrestrial planets are rocky and are the inner four planets. Gas giants are made of gases and are the outer four planets.

Why are the outer planets call gas giants?

because all of the outer planets or jovian planets are all big and it is made up of gas unlike the inner or terrestrial planets, they are made of rocks.

How are terrestrial planets different from the Jovian planets?

Terrestrial planets have terra firma, a.k.a. hard ground. The gas giants are giant balls of gas.

Is Jupiter terrestrial?

No. It is a gas giant. Terrestrial planets are planets that are mainly made of land.

What is the difference between Jovian and Terrestrial planets?

Jovian planets are all gas giants. They have no solid surface and are just made of gas. They are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are all terrestrial planets meaning they have solid surfaces.

Is mercury a terrestrial or gas planet?

Mercury is one of the four inner terrestrial planets, or rocky planets. It is the smallest of the four and closest to the sun. It is also the smallest of all eight planets.

What is the difference between terrestrial planets and gas planets?

The terrestrial planets are small in size and mass, they are rocky, solid and dense, all four terrestrial planets have 3 moons between them. They are warm and close to the sun. Terrestrial planets USUALLY have thin atmosphere. The Gas Giants are huge in size, have rings made from dust, debris, ice, rock. They very cold (not close to the sun at all) and light (made from gas.) They have several moons between them (167, I think) and lastly Gas Giants usually have thick and deep atmosphere.

Why are the densities of terrestrial planets greater than Jovian planets?

Terrestrial planets are made of rock. Jovian planets are gas giants.

What is the difference between terrestial planets and gas planets?

The terrestrial planets are closer to the sun than gas planets they are also smaller than gas planets gas planets have no surface they are just made out of different gases and the terrestrial are made out of minerals with a surface and have rocky surfaces.

How are gas planets and terrestrial planets the same?

They're not.

What is earth a terrestrial planet or a gas giant?

A terrestrial planet, Gas giant planets are made of gas....

How are terrestrial planets and gas planets similar?

They are both planets and have a core

Why are inner planets called terrestrial planets?

The inner planets are called terrestrial planets because they consist of a solid surface, unlike the gas giants. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

What are the 4 inner planets?

The 4 "inner planets" are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.The solar system consists of two types of planets: terrestrial and jovian (or "gas giants"). The inner four planets, which are all terrestrial, are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars (from closest to furthest).

Terrestrial and jovian planets?

Terrestrial planets are the solid planets like Earth and Mars. Jovian planets are those gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn.