What are the 4 larger outer planets known as?
The four outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus.
The outer 4 planets have many more moons than the 4 inner ones. (Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth only have a total of three, whereas Jupiter and Saturn have more than 60 each.) The "outer planets" of our solar system (the 4 gas giants) are much larger than the "inner planets". They also have more space between their orbits, and therefore a larger number of small bodies (some of which were captured as moons). The…
The 4 Inner planets (mostly rocky and solid): Mercury Venus Earth Mars The 4 Outer planets (mostly dense gaseous atmospheres): Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Notes: Pluto, a dwarf planet, was an outer planet before it got reclassified, but resembles the inner planets. The inner and outer planets are separated by the asteroid belt. When dwarf planets are included, Ceres counts as an inner planet and all the other dwarf planets count as outer planets.