Terrestial and Jovian Planets
Earth us a terrestrial planet. Jovian planets are gas giants with no solid surface.
The criteria used to distinguish between the Jovian and terrestrial planets are size, density, com­­posi­tion, and rate of rotation.
The size. The gaseous Jovian planets are far larger than the inner terrestrial planets.
The planets jupiter, saturn, uranus and neptune are not terrestial planets because they are made of gas and they are called jovian/giant planets.
The cores of all four Jovian planets are made of rock, metal, and gasses. The difference between the planets are the layers that surround the cores.
The gas giants ("Jovian planets") are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. Unlike the terrestrial planets, these planets:Are quite a bit largerConsist mainly of gasDon't have a surface on which you might standContain more hydrogen and helium, and less of the heavier elementsHave a lower density
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There are 7 main classification of Planets. They are classified into the following groups; * Inferior Planets * Superior Planets * Inner Planets * Outer Planets * Terrestial Planets, * Jovian Planets * Gas Giants
That's because they are beyond the asteroid belt which means they are already far from the sun, unlike the inner planets (also known as terrestial planets).
Pluto, for example, did not fall into the jovian planets catergory or the terrestial planets. it is also too small for a palnet, and too far from the sun.