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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?

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Why do the gas giants have more moon than terrestrial planets?

They are larger and so they have more gravity.


Why do the gas giants have more moons than the terrestrial planets?

They are larger and so they have more gravity.


Which gas giants have more moons than the terrestrial planets?

All of our Solar Systems gas giants have more moons than the terrestrial planets. Jupiter (63), Saturn (62), Uranus (27) and Neptune (13).


Do terrestrial planets have more moons than the outer gas giants?

Terrestrial means on Earth so Earth is the only terrestrial planet This is incorrect, the first 4 planets are terrestrial as they are solidly bound planets. Pluto was also a terrestrial dwarf planet. Any planet can have moons but due to the gas giants having larger gravitational forces they have traditionally gathered more moons. Thusly, no.


What is difference between terrestrial planets and gas giants?

Terrestrial planets contain much more of the heavy elements (such as iron and silicon) and less of the lighter elements (such as hydrogen and helium). Terrestrial planets are smaller and denser, and are also closer to the sun, and hence warmer as well. Gas giants are distant and cold.


Describe three major differences between the terrestrial planets and the gas giants?

Unlike terrestrial planets, Gas giants tend to be made up of mostly gas as opposed to rockTerrestrial planets are generally relatively small while gas giants are instead very large. (Historical researcher, D. Vogt stated that the lightest gas giant in the solar system is fourteen times the mass of the heaviest terrestrial planet, Earth.)Terrestrial planets orbit closer to the sun, therefore making them more likely to have extraterrestrial life. Terrestrial planets receive an appropriate amount of heat from their star to support life, whereas Gas giants lack things necessary to support life.In our solar system the four inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) are terrestrial planets. Our four outermost official planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune - are Gas giants (or Jovian planets).


Gas giants have many more moons than terrestrial planets due to having higher .?

gravity


Gas giants have many more moons than terrestrial planets due to having higher?

gravity


What is difference between gas giants and terrestrial?

Terrestrial planets contain much more of the heavy elements (such as iron and silicon) and less of the lighter elements (such as hydrogen and helium). Terrestrial planets are smaller and denser, and are also closer to the sun, and hence warmer as well. Gas giants are distant and cold.


What is different between gas giants and terrestrial?

Terrestrial planets contain much more of the heavy elements (such as iron and silicon) and less of the lighter elements (such as hydrogen and helium). Terrestrial planets are smaller and denser, and are also closer to the sun, and hence warmer as well. Gas giants are distant and cold.


Is hydrogen more abundant on terrestrial planets than on Jovian planets?

No, there is more hydrogen on the Jovian planets then the terrestrial ones.


Are the jovian planets similar in mass to the terrestrial planets?

No. The Jovian planets are much more massive than the terrestrial planets.


Gas giants have many more moons than terrestrial planets due to have higher?

Gas giants have a higher mass. This means that the gas giants have a more gravity to hold moons in orbit around them.


How does the size of the terrestrial planets compare with jovian planets?

All of the jovian planets are more massive than any of the terrestrial planets.


Why do gas giant planets have more moons orbiting them than terrestrial planets?

It's because the gass giants in our soler system are bigger than that of the terrestrial planets so their gravity is stronger, any space rock big enough will get sucked into the planets gravitational field.


Who is more dense terrestrial planets or Jovian planets?

That is a little hard to anwer. Terrestrial planets are by far more dense than the outer parts of the gas giants (Jovian planets) BUT . . . far, far, far down inside the Jovian planets is found a tremendous pressure which squeezes the matter there into a very dense state - more dense than Earth.


Which gas giants have more moons than there are terrestrial planets?

Jupiter (63), Saturn(62) , Uranus(27) and Neptune(13).


What terrestrial planets are there?

The terrestrial planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. There are many more terrestrial planets orbiting stars other than the sun.


Why are there two main types of planets?

There are two main types of planets because the two categories separate the planets into more specific groups. 1. Terrestrial planets have a rocky surface and are inside of the asteroid belt that separates the Terrestrial planets from the Gas Giants The Terrestrial planets are: (in order of distance to the sun (close to far) Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. 2. Gas Giants are mostly made up of gasses and are very large in size Gas Giants are: (in order of distance to the sun (close to far) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.


What have more mass Jovian planets or Terrestrial planets?

Jovian planets of course


What is more abundant on terrestrial planets than Jovian planets?

hydrogen methane silicate minteral or ammonia iceSilicate Minerals are more abundant on terrestrial planets than on Jovian planets.


How are the gas giants different from the terrestrial?

Gas giants are much bigger, are more distant from the sun, and are composed mostly of gas (particularly methane and ammonia) whereas the terrestrial planets are composed mostly of rock and metal, are closer to the sun, and are smaller.


Do jovian planets have more satellites than terrestrial planets?

Yes they do.


What set of planets have more moons terrestrial or gas?

gas planets


Does the terrestrial planets have more moons than the outer planets?

Oh no, it is the outer planets which have the most moons. Terrestrial planets such as Earth have relatively few moons.