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

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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

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 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.

What is between the gas and terrestrial planets?

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

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.

What are the basic differences between terrestrial and jovian planets?

Terrestrial means "Of Earth" or "Earth-like", and these planets generally have lower mass than Jovials but are denser and rocky. Jovials tend to be gaseous, have high mass, and are usually (but not always) larger in diameter.

What are some differences between the inner and outer planets?

The outer planets have rings and satellites And Inner planets are called terrestrial planets because they are rocky. (Like Earth.) and receive more of the sun's energy so they have higher temperatures

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).

What is the basic difference between the terrestrial planets and the giant planets?

Terrestrial planets are made of rock, mostly with a molten core, while giant planets are made up of gases.

What is the difference between terrestrial planets and gaseous planets?

Terrestrial planets are made up of rock and ice, while gaseous planets are made up of (who would have thought?) gas.

What are the similarities between planets?

The terrestrial planets are all smaller and denser than other planets.

What is the main differences between the terrestrial and Jovian planets?

The cores of jovian planets are very similar to terrestrial ones. Jovian planets are simply a more evolved form of terrestrial planet contrary to popular perception. Jovian planets often have a lot of hydrogen, helium, methane, and/or volatile ices to make up its atmosphere to the point where oceans of these components cover the terrestrial core and billow the atmosphere to large proportions. Terrestrial planets absorbed less of these components from the leftover solar nebula leaving only the rocky surface and maybe some gas of an atmosphere.

Differentiate Jovian planet from terrestrial planet?

The four Jovian planets in our solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The four terrestrial planets are Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury. The difference between the Jovian planets and the terrestrial planets is that Jovian planets are enormous and made of gasses and ices while terrestrial planets are relatively small and made of rocks and metals. Other differences are that terrestrial planets have high densities, rotate slowly, have no moons or magnetic fields and have thin atmospheres (Earth is an exception because it has a moon and a magnetic field), while Jovian planets have low densities, rotate rapidly, have many moons and a magnetic field and have thick atmospheres.

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 is another name for the terrestrial planets?

Another name for the terrestrial planets is the inner planets. There are four terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Which planets are examples of terrestrial planets?

The terrestrial planets are the inner planets, which are:MercuryVenusEarthMars

Describe your solar system in terms of the sun terrestrial planets and the gaseous planets?

The sun is made up of 74% hydrogen and 24% helium. It is also the center of the universe and the planets orbit around it. Those planets include terrestrial planets and gaseous planets. Terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. They are also the planets closest to the sun. Gaseous planets, or "Gas Giants" include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

What terrestrial planets have spacecrafts not landed on?

Terrestrial planets not landed on - Venus.

What is the smallest of the terrestrial planets?

Mercury is the smallest of the terrestrial planets.

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