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The gas giants don't have a solid surface like that found on the terrestrial planets. They are also a lot bigger, are further away from the sun and a lot colder because of this. They take a longer time period to orbit the sun.

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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.

gas giants are composed of gas while terrestrial planets are composed of solid matter

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

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

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

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

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?

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

terrestrial or 'rocky' planets gas giants

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

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

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

Some planets are rocky - terrestrial, others are gas giants some are ice giants. Within the Solar System - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are terrestrial, whereas Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants and Uranus and Neptune are ice giants.

Gas giants and terrestrial planets.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

terrestrial planets are made of rocks and stuff (like the Earth), and gas giants aka Jovians are made of gasses and are generally *much* larger (like Jupiter/Saturn)

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

In the case of our Solar System:* The terrestrial planets are closer to the Sun. * The gas giants are much larger than the terrestrial planets. * The gas giants don't have a surface on which you can stand. A related fact is that gas giants have a much lower average density.

Mars is a terrestrial type planet itself. It has no other planets, gas giants or otherwise.

Gas giants are called such because they are much larger than terrestrial planets and are composes largely of hydrogen and helium.

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