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The Outer planets are often referred to as Gaseous planets. The others are the "inner planets" or rocky planets.

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Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune



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Are the Sun and the Earth gaseous planets?

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What type of planet is rocky or gaseous?

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Which planets are terrestrial and which are gaseous planets?

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What is another name for gaseous planets?

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The 4 outer planets are also called?

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