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There are four Terrestrial planets. The Terrestrial planets in order according to radius size are:

1. Mercury (0.383 km)

2. Mars (0.533 km)

3. Venus (0.950 km)

4. Earth (1.000 km)

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All of the jovian planets are more massive than any of the terrestrial planets.


The size. The gaseous Jovian planets are far larger than the inner terrestrial planets.


well, terrestrial planets means planets half to twice the size of the Earth so i guess they're Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth


The main difference is size. Jovian planets are very large and terrestrial planets aren't. Jovian planets are also made of gas and terrestrials are made of rocks.


Size, density, composition, and the rate of the rotation are used to place the planets in either Jovian or Terrestrial.


a terrestrial planet is an object in space that resembles Earth in size , density, and in its mainly rocky composition


It is the biggest terrestrial planet, but far smaller than the four jovian planets.



The greatest difference is in their size. Gas giants are large but have a very low average density (much of their size includes their atmospheres). From a physical standpoint, terrestrial (rocky) planets have a solid exterior surface. Jovian (gas giant) planets instead exhibit a smooth range of increasing density, and do not have the abrupt change to solidity that terrestrial planets exhibit.


There are two main types of planets because the two categories separate the planets into more specific groups. 1. Terrestrial planets have a rocky surface and are inside of the asteroid belt that separates the Terrestrial planets from the Gas Giants The Terrestrial planets are: (in order of distance to the sun (close to far) Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. 2. Gas Giants are mostly made up of gasses and are very large in size Gas Giants are: (in order of distance to the sun (close to far) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.


The terrestrial planets are small in size and mass, they are rocky, solid and dense, all four terrestrial planets have 3 moons between them. They are warm and close to the sun. Terrestrial planets USUALLY have thin atmosphere. The Gas Giants are huge in size, have rings made from dust, debris, ice, rock. They very cold (not close to the sun at all) and light (made from gas.) They have several moons between them (167, I think) and lastly Gas Giants usually have thick and deep atmosphere.



They are all close to the sunThey are all similar in size and composotion to the EarthThey are the first three planetshope this helps


The moon or luna is classified as a terrestrial planet based on its composition and size. Other terrestrial planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.


Mercury is the smallest planet. Followed by size. Mars, Venus and Earth


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No. The Moon is large compared to Earth. Almost all other moons are much smaller relative to the planets they orbit.


It's similar in size, mass and composition. It is also a similar distance from the sun and both are classed as rocky inner planets (terrestrial planets).


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Earth is the biggest of the terrestrial or rocky planets, but smaller than any of the gas giants.


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There is no reason why they should be the same size. When the planets formed in the solar disk, lighter elements collected at the outer rim and formed the gas giants. Heavier material collected closer to the Sun and formed the terrestrial planets. Their size is determined by the ratio of the various elements that happened to make up the solar disk.


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