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Is earth a Jovian or Terrestrial planet?

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Answered 2010-01-26 05:11:26

Since the word "terrestrial" means "Earth-like", we can say for certain that Earth is a terrestrial planet. Earth, Mars, Venus and Mercury are, in descending order of similarity, "terrestrial" planets. A better word might be "rocky", since Venus and Mercury are very UN-like the Earth.

"Jovian" means "Jupiter-like"; large, mostly gas planets. Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all "jovian" gas giant planets.

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