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Answered 2012-09-20 11:59:19

The four inner, rocky planets are also known as the terrestrial planets. These are; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

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Why are inner planets called terrestrial planets?

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.


What do the terrestrial planets refer to?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are called the 'terrestrial' planets.


Which planets are often called terrestrial planet?

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are often called terrestrial planets.


Why are the 4 planets closest to the sun called terrestrial planets?

They are called the terrestrial planets because they are similar to Earth (in fact one of them is Earth.


What planets are classified as terrestrial planet?

Terrestrial planets are mercury,venus earth, mars.Also called as rock planets.


What are the four planets closest to the Sun called together they are called terrestrial planets?

In order from the Sun these planets are: Mercury, Venus Earth and Mars. Yes, they are called "terrestrial planets" and also the "Inner Planets".


Why are the inner planets called terrestrial planets?

the inner planets are called terrestrial planets because of the rocky surfaces.


What are the inner planets sometimes called?

the inner planets are sometimes called Terrestrial Planets


The 4 inner planets are also called?

They're called terrestrial planets.=)


What are earth like planets called?

Terrestrial type planets


Why are the outer planets called terrestrial planets?

They are not. The inner planets are called terrestrial planets. These planets, including Earth have solid, rocky surfaces. The root of the word terrestrial, Terra, is Latin for "earth." The outer planets are traditionally referred to as Jovian planets, sometimes called gas giants. The term Jovian otherwise refers to the planet Jupiter.


What are the inner plants called terrestrial planrts?

The inner planets are called terrestrial because they are Earthlike: small and rocky planets as opposed to the outer planets which are giant gaseous planets,The word terrestrial comes from the Latin word terra, meaning Erth.


Which planets are called terrestrial and why?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the terrestrial planets. This is because they are composed of rocky substances as opposed to the gases of the outer planets.


Why are the inner 4 planets labeled as terrestrial planets?

The inner plants are often called the Terrestrial planets because they are small, dense and have rocky surfaces.


The kind of planet the earth and mars are?

Earth and Mars are called terrestrial planets. Mercury and Venus are also terrestrial planets.


What are the planets that could be under terrestrial planets and which planets could be called gas planets?

Some terrestrial planets are mars mercury Venus and earth gaseous planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus and Neptune.


Which planets are often called the terrestrial panets?

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


Which planets are called the terrestrial planets?

Terrestrial planet is another way of saying rocky planet. The inner rocky planets are; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.


Which planets are solid?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the solid planets. Such planets are called terrestrial.


Which planets are often called terrestrial plants?

planets that are inside the asteroid belt


What are large planets called gas or terrestrial?

large planets are called the outer planets or the JOVIAN PLANETS which are made up of gases and viscous liquids... terrestrial planets are the inner planets! inner planets- MERCURY VENUS EARTH MARS outer planets- JUPITER SATURN URANUS NEPTUNE


What is a planets with a solid rocky surface called?

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


Mercury Venus Earth and Mars are?

Terrestrial planets. They are also called Inner Planets.


What is different from terrestrial planets from gas giants?

Terrestrial planets are solid and gaseous planets are made of gas. Gaseous planets are huge and terrestrial planets are small. Gas giants are far from the sun and terrestrial planets are close to the sun.


What is another name for the terrestrial planets?

Another name for the terrestrial planets is the inner planets. There are four terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.


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