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the 4 rocky planets are smaller and the 4 gas planets are bigger

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How do four rocky planets compare to the four gas giants in size?

All four rocky planets are much smaller than gas 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.


Is the 10nth planet a gas planet?

there are 8 planets. The first four are `rocky` terrestrial planets, including the Earth, and the last four are gas giants.


What are gas giants?

Gas giants are the four far planets from the Sun, (In order, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) made up of only gas and bigger than the four rocky planets (that's why they're called giants)


How are the four outer planets alike?

The four outer planets are all of the type astronomers call "gas giants", and have no hard, rocky surface per se. The inner planets are all solid rocky "terrestrial" planets. Also, the four outer planets are larger in size and lesser in density than the inner planets.


What do the four inner planets of the solar system have in common?

The are small (compared to the gas giants), and have a rocky surface.


How big is Mother Nature compared to the other planets from your neighborhood?

The planet Earth is the largest of the four rocky inner planets; it is smaller than any of the four gas giants.


What is different between inner and outer planets?

The difference between the inner and outer is the four inner are rocky and the four outer are gas giants.


What four planets are terrestrial rocky planets?

The four inner, rocky planets are also known as the terrestrial planets. These are; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.


Compare the atmospheres of the four inner planets?

compare the atmospheres of the four inner planets


What planet has a rocky crust?

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What planets are rocky and what planets are gaseous?

The four inter. Plants are rocky and the other plants are gases


Which is the largest and most dense of the four rocky planets?

Earth is the largest and densest of the rocky planets.


Is Mercury a gas giant or a rocky terrestrial?

Mercury is a rocky planet. The inner planets (first four planets from the sun) are rocky planets (which means that you could stand on them) and are the smallest. While the outer planets (last four planets from the sun) are gas planets and the biggest.


What kind of planets are rocky?

The four inner planets are also known as the terrestrial planets (or the `rocky` planets). These are; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.


Are the 4 inner planets more rockey then the 4 outter?

Each of the four inner rocky planets have a 'rocky' terrain, a well defined solid surface. The four outer planets, the gas giants, dont have a clear surface, they are made of gas which gets thicker and thicker further into the planet. So the answer is yes.


What are the four gas giants that are outer planets?

The four gas giants in our solar system that are outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (There are no inner planets in our solar system that are gas giants.)


Is the four gas giants planets mostly rocks?

Are the four planets mostly rocks?


What are trestrial planets?

"Terrestrial" planets are the inner most (to the sun) and rocky planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are terrestrial planets, and the last four planets are gas giants. The word "terrestrial" comes from the Latin "terra" meaning "earth" or "dirt".


What are the rocky planets and which are the gaseous planets?

The four inner, rocky planets are also known as the terrestrial planets. These are; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The four outer gas giant planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.


What are the inner planets known as?

The four inner planets are known as the terrestrial or rocky planets.


Which planets are rocky planets which planets are mostly of gas?

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Which planets are considered small planets?

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Are there more gas planets than rock planets?

Of the 8 planets, four are rocky and four are gas planets, so there are equal numbers.


The four inner planets are called?

Gas Giants or Jovian planets


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