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Answered 2009-03-22 22:02:50

Terrestrial. Terrestrial planets are rocky, like Earth (terra=earth), and jovian planets are gaseous, like Jupiter (jove=jupiter).

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Mercury is not a Jovian planet, so it is a Terrestrial planet.


Mercury is terrestrial. Jupiter is Jovian (gas giant).


Mercury is not a Jovian planet. It is a terrestrial planet.


it is a Jovian planet. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all Jovian, while Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are terrestrial planets.


It's one of the four terrestrial or inner planets.


The Terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The Jovian planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.


Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are not "Jovian planets". They are called "terrestrial planets". The Jovian planets are the bigger "gas giant" planets.


It's a "terrestrial" planet, because it is rocky with an iron core, like planet Earth. "Terrestrial" means "Earthlike". Jovian planets are mainly made of gases and liquefied gases.


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.


Mars is not a Jovian planet, so it is a Terrestrial planet.


They don't. the jovian planets, otherwise called terrestrial planets, are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Pluto. None of them have rings.


There are 4 terrestrial planets:MercuryVenusEarthMarsThere are 4 Jovian planets (gas giants):JupiterSaturnUranusNeptuneFurthermore, all 5 dwarf planets are terrestrial:CeresPlutoHaumeaMakemakeEris


Venus is a terrestrial planet.



Saturn is a Jovian planet.


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.


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.


The furthest of the Jovian (outer four) planets is Neptune.(Mercury-Venus-Earth-Mars)-Asteroid Belt-[Jupiter-Uranus-Neptune](-)=terrestrial (earth-like) [-]=Jovian (No solidsurface)


No. Jovian planets are much larger than terrestrial planets.


The Jovian planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are composed of gases and pressurized liquids. Whereas, the four inner terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are composed of rock and iron.


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.


Neptune is Jovian because it is a gas planet.


the Terrestrial planets are the four closest and th Jovian planets are the farthestjoivoin


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


Yes, Jovian planets are much larger than terrestrial planets.



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