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# What planet has the highest surface gravity of the terrestrial planets?

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Of the terrestrial planets, Earth has. Of allthe planets

in our solar system, Jupiter has.

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Earth has the strongest gravity of the terrestrial planets.

Earth is the most massive terrestrial planet, so it has the highest surface gravity.

Earth is the largest and most massive of the four inner or terrestrial planets. Its surface gravity is therefore the highest of the four.

Terrestrial planets are small,rocky,low surface gravity and short years. Jovian planets are large,gaseous,high surface gravity and long years.

The inner planets are called terrestrial planets because they consist of a solid surface, unlike the gas giants. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Jovian planets have a surface made of gas and a high amount of gravity which accounts for the large number of moons they have in comparison to terrestrial planets. Along with their rapid rotation and distance from the sun, Jovian planets accumulate small pieces of rock and ice that get caught in the planet's gravity and orbit it. The small fragments give the appearance of rings around Jovian planets.

The earth does not have more gravity than any other planet. It does have the highest surface gravity of any of the inner planets, but Jupiter (2.6 g), Neptune (1.14g) and Saturn (1.1g) each have a higher surface gravity than earth. The surface gravity of the three planets is written as a function of (as the multiple of) the surface gravity of earth (g). (If a planet had twice the surface gravity of earth, its surface gravity could be written as 2g.)

It depends but in most cases you would weigh more on a gas planet. While the gas planets have a far greater mass than the terrestrial planets, they also have much larger radii. The strength of the surface gravity of a planet is directly proportional to its mass and inversely proportional to the square of its radius. Three of the four gas planets in the solar system have stronger surface gravity than any of the terrestrial planets. Uranus is the exception. Uranus is about 4 times the radius of Earth and 14.5 times Earth's mass, which gives Uranus a surface gravity 88.6% that of Earth. So you would weigh less on the gas planet Uranus than you would on Earth or Venus, which are terrestrial planets.

The inner planets are known as terrestrial planets, because you can stand on them and they have a solid surface. The inner planets are: * Mercury * Venus * Earth; and * Mars

Jovian planets do not have a solid surface, therefore their atmospheres are thick all the say to where their surface would be. Their atmospheres have more gasses than those surrounding terrestrial planets.

The terrestrial planets are Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury which are closer to the sun compared to the outer planets. The feature that they share is a rocky surface.

Technically, the answer is Jupiter, which is the most massive planet in our solar system. However, Jupiter does not have a solid surface.

The terrestrial planets are closer to the sun than gas planets they are also smaller than gas planets gas planets have no surface they are just made out of different gases and the terrestrial are made out of minerals with a surface and have rocky surfaces.

Terrestrial means "of the earth" and is used to describe planets with a solid surface. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Of the four inner, rocky planets, Earth is the largest and most massive. As a consequence, it has the highest surface gravity of the four inner planets. The gravity for Venus is around 90% of Earths, while for Mars and Mercury the surface gravity is around 38% of Earths.

The acceleration of gravity at the surface of each terrestrial planet is proportional to the mass of each planet and inversely proportional to the square of the planet's radius, with Newton's gravitational proportionality constant, and is not correlated in any way with any characteristic of the planet's atmosphere. In other words: It ain't related.

Gravity is a result of mass. All planets, even fairly small ones, have an enormous amount of mass and so have noticeable surface gravity.

they are called terrestrial planets. for example: Mars (The Red Giant)

Venus has the highest surface temperature of all the planets.

Yes. All planets have gravity. Gravity at Uranus "surface" is 88.6% that of Earth.

No. The surface gravity of a planet depends on its size and mass, not its distance from the sun.

Of the planets in our solar system, Mars has the lowest surface gravity of around 38% of earths - over one third. This comes closest to the 25%. We then have moons and dwarf planets, but these have much lower surface gravities.

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