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How does the diameter of the terrestrial and jovian planets compare?

The diameter of a terrestrial and jovian planets are comparable in the sense that the objects orbiting on a terrestrial level are often much bigger than those of jovian planets.


Is the average density of terrestrial planets the same density as Jovian planet?

No. Terrestrial planets are much denser than Jovian planets.


What Jovian planet is the closest to the sun?

Jupiter is the closest of the jovian planets to the sun. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are closer to the sun than Jupiter, but they are terrestrial planets, not Jovian.


Gas giant planet?

A Jovian planet or a planet that is covered with gas from the formation of the universe, with a rocky core, and is larger than the terrestrial planets.


Do Jovian planets have a shorter year than terrestrial planets?

No. The length of a planet's year is determined by its distance from its sun. In our solar system all of the Jovian planets orbit farther from the sun than the terrestrial ones and therefore have longer years.


Are jovian planets larger than terrestrial planets?

Yes, Jovian planets are much larger than terrestrial planets.


The difference between a jovian planet and a Terran planet?

Jovian Planets: Gas GiantsThe gas giants, popularly referred to as the Jovian planets, are the planets which are not composed of any solid matter. Technically speaking, the planets which have 10 times more mass than the Earth are classified as the Jovian planets. The examples of Jovian planets in our solar system, include the planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. These planets are referred to as the Jovian planets owing to their stark resemblance to the planet Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Other than these four planets in our solar system, several other gas giants have been discovered in outer space.Terrestrial Planets: Inner PlanetsTerrestrial planets, also known as the rocky planets or the telluric planets, are those planets which are predominantly composed of silicate rocks. The examples of terrestrial planets in the solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. These planets resemble the planet Earth to a significant extent, and hence they are referred to as 'Earth-like' or 'terrestrial' (derived from the Latin word the Earth - terra). Other than the Earth, and three other terrestrial planets in our solar system, the scientists have identified a number of planets with terrestrial traits in outer space.Jovian Planets Vs Terrestrial PlanetsThat brings us back to the terrestrial planets vs Jovian planets comparison. The most basic difference between Jovian and terrestrial planets is their size. While the Jovian planets are gigantic, the terrestrial planets are considerably small. In fact, the smallest Jovian planet is 10 times larger than the planet Earth, which is the largest terrestrial planet. Even in terms of the mass, Jovian planets score over their terrestrial counterparts. The smallest Jovian planet has 15 times more mass than the Earth. The surface of the Jovian planets is made up of gases, while the surface of the terrestrial planets is made up of solid rock. Similarly, the atmosphere of the terrestrial planets is predominantly made up of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, while the atmosphere of the Jovian planets is made up of hydrogen and helium. As far as the distance from the Sun is concerned, the terrestrial planets are closer to the Sun, and hence are referred to as inner planets, while the Jovian planets are farther, and hence are referred to as the outer planets. Surprisingly, however, the speed at which the Jovian planets rotate is much faster than the terrestrial planets. The density of the terrestrial planets is five times that of water, while the density of the Jovian planets is as much as that of water. Yet another point of difference between the Jovian planets and the terrestrial planets is the number of natural satellites. While the terrestrial planets either have none or a very few (Mercury-0, Venus-0, Earth-1 and Mars-2), the Jovian planets have a large number of them.


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

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


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

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


How does the eather compare in size to other planets?

It is the biggest terrestrial planet, but far smaller than the four jovian planets.


Is Jupiter a terrestrial or a Jovian planet?

Jupiter is a Jovian Plant. The adjective Jovian has come to mean anything associated with Jupiter; and by extension, a Jupiter-like planet. The Jovian planets are the gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. Many, if not most, of the exoplanets discovered to date appear to be Jovian. By contrast, terrestrial, aka telluric, aka rocky planets differ significantly from the gas giant/Jovian planets in that they are composed primarily of metals and silicate rocks (hence "rocky" planets) like Earth, aka Terra (from which we get the word terrestrial) and are "Earth-like" as opposed to "jupiter-like"/Jovian. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. All the dwarf planets are also more terrestrial than jovian.


Are jovian planets more dense than terrestrial plantes?

No, they are less dense as the majority of their volume is composed of very light hydrogen gas. A jovian planet may have a core that is denser than that of a terrestrial planet but, as this is dense, it is not all that large. The hydrogen atmosphere is very large and therefore anti-dense (if you know what I mean). The lightness therefore dominates.


Which is the largest of the terrestial planets?

Earth is the biggest Terrestrial Planet of the SOLAR SYSTEM. Bigger ones are Gas Giants. Bigger than Gas Giants are Stars. Bigger than Stars are Black Holes. The LARGEST TERRESTRIAL PLANET is unknown. It says Largest of THE Terrestrial Planets. The Answer is changing because in seconds, a new planet is formed.


Why are the densities of terrestrial planets greater than Jovian planets?

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


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 are Jovian planets less dense than terrestrial planets?

Terrestrial Planets are more dense than Jovian planets because terrestrial planets are mainly made of solids such as rock and metal, whilst Jovian planets are mainly made of gasses, and the density of solids is much higher than that of gases


What are the characteristics terrestrial planets?

The earth or a planet that resembles the earth in its physical characteristics. The terrestrial planets in the solar system are the earth, mercury-in-roman-religion-planet-nearest-to-the-sun, venus, and mars. These planets are approximately the same size, with the earth the largest. They are considerably denser than the jovian-planet, ranging from a specific gravity of 4 for Mars to 5.5 for the earth. Because they spin less rapidly than the Jovian planets, the terrestrial planets are less flattened at their poles.


Are inner planets large or small?

The inner, or Terrestrial planets are very small in comparison to the outer, or Jovian planets. The smallest Jovian planet, Uranus, is 14.5 times larger than the largest Terrestrial planet, Earth.


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.


Why isn't Pluto classified as a terrestrial planet or a gas giant?

Pluto can't be a Terrestrial or Jovian. It's much smaller than any of the official planets and now classified as a "dwarf planet. But Pluto is not made of gas or rock.


What are the two main reason why Jovian planets have much thicker atmoshperes than the Terrestrial planets?

While terrestrial planets are made of rock and have gases in the atmosphere, jovian planets are made almost entirly of gases. If an atmosphere is made of gases in a planet, then the atmosphere of the planets with more gases will be thicker.


Do Jovian planets rotate faster than Terrestrial planets?

Yes Jovian planets rotate faster than terrestrial planets. This is because they have more mass relative to their radius and have a more angular momentum.


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.


Do All Jovian planets rotate more rapidly than terrestrial planets?

The Jovian planets rotate more rapidly than Earth


Why are the densities of the terrestrial and jovian planets so different?

The terrestrial planets are primarily composed of rock and the jovian planets are mostly gas (primarily Hydrogen). Rock has a higher density than Hydrogen, giving the terrestrial planets a higher density.