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Gas giants are made up of gas however terrestrial planets arent and gas giants are huge

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Q: Describe 3 major differences between the terrestrial planets and the gas giants?
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The differences between terrestrial and jovian planets?

the Terrestrial planets are the four closest and th Jovian planets are the farthestjoivoin


what is the term used to describe the first four planets?

terrestrial


Describe a terrestrial planet?

The terrestrial planets are rocky planets that have properties similar to that of the Earth. Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all of the terrestrial planets.


What is a list of the main differences between the Jovian and Terrestrial planets?

The jovian planets have no solid ground just compressed gases the terrestrial planets have solid ground. The Jovian planets are named gas giants because they are farther then the sun and are not solid and the terrestrial planets are closer to the sun and do not have as much gases.


What are the 4 main differences between the terrestrial and Jovian planets?

Terrestrial planets are small,rocky,low surface gravity and short years. Jovian planets are large,gaseous,high surface gravity and long years.


What planets are describe as the inner terrestrial planets?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars.


What is between the gas and terrestrial planets?

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


What are the basic differences between the terrestrial planets and the giant planets?

Terrestrial planets are rocky bodies whereas the giant planets consist mostly of gasses with trace amounts of solids. This is due to the fact that the heavier elements were pulled closer to the sun via gravity.


Describe general characteristics and location of the terrestrial planets?

the sun


What does terrestrail mean?

Terrestrial means "of the earth" and is used to describe planets with a solid surface. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.


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.


The most obvious difference between the terrestrial and the jovian planets is?

The size. The gaseous Jovian planets are far larger than the inner terrestrial planets.

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