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Terrestrial Planets are more dense than Jovian planets because terrestrial planets are mainly made of solids such as rock and metal, whilst Jovian planets are mainly made of gasses, and the density of solids is much higher than that of gases

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Jovian planets are less dense when they Are compared to terrestrial planets because they are Mostly composed of hydrogen gas.


Yes, the large and more massive outer planets are made mainly from Hydrogen and Helium. They are less dense than the smaller terrestrial planets.


No, they are less dense as the majority of their volume is composed of very light hydrogen gas. A jovian planet may have a core that is denser than that of a terrestrial planet but, as this is dense, it is not all that large. The hydrogen atmosphere is very large and therefore anti-dense (if you know what I mean). The lightness therefore dominates.



The inner, or terrestrial planets are more dense than the outer planets/gas giants/jovian planets. Through a process of differentiation we find inner planets to typically consist of a molten iron core and a less dense silicate crust.


No. Pluto is significantly less dense than the terrestrial planets. A large portion of Pluto is made of ice, which is less dense than thr eock and metal that compose the terrestrial planets.


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The cores of jovian planets are very similar to terrestrial ones. Jovian planets are simply a more evolved form of terrestrial planet contrary to popular perception. Jovian planets often have a lot of hydrogen, helium, methane, and/or volatile ices to make up its atmosphere to the point where oceans of these components cover the terrestrial core and billow the atmosphere to large proportions. Terrestrial planets absorbed less of these components from the leftover solar nebula leaving only the rocky surface and maybe some gas of an atmosphere.


The Jovian planets are a more evolved type of planet. Since they are farther from the Sun, they are less affected by the Sun and undergo less change.


The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, the Earth, and Mars. They are characterized by a dense rocky surface with a dense core and overall are relatively dense. The other four planets are called the Jovian planets, or less formally, the gas giants, and include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets are made primarily of Hydrogen and Helium, but also contain Neon, Nitrogen, and Methane. These outer planets are much larger than the terrestrial planets and therefore have more mass but are much less dense. Parts of them such as Jupiters core can have extremely high pressures in which strange substances such as metallic hydrogen can form. However, overall these planets are very dense. It is known that Saturn is less dense than a glass of water. Theoretically, if there were a large enough bath tub, Saturn would float in it.


No. The outer planets are gas planets, which are much less dense than the inner terrestrial planets.


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


The earth or a planet that resembles the earth in its physical characteristics. The terrestrial planets in the solar system are the earth, mercury-in-roman-religion-planet-nearest-to-the-sun, venus, and mars. These planets are approximately the same size, with the earth the largest. They are considerably denser than the jovian-planet, ranging from a specific gravity of 4 for Mars to 5.5 for the earth. Because they spin less rapidly than the Jovian planets, the terrestrial planets are less flattened at their poles.


Yes. The Terrestrial Planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are primarily composed of rock, whereas the Jovian Planets (or Gas Giants) (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are composed of gases, and thus their densities are significantly less. For example The Earth has a mean density of approximately 5.5g cm3 whereas Saturn has a mean density of 0.687g cm3 which is less than water. If you could find a bath large enough and enough water, Saturn would actually float.


Although a lot more massive, the four outer gas giant planets are less dense than the inner rocky planets. The densities of the four inner planets are between 3.94 g/cm3 to 5.515 g/cm3, ehile the outer gas planet densities range from 0.7 g/cm3 to 1.76 g/cm3.



They are made of less dense materials. While the inner planets are made primarily of rock, the outer planets are made mostly of hydrogen and helium.


The outer planets are larger and less dense than the inner ones. The outer ones are gas giants, composed almost entirely of gas, while the terrestrial planets are small, rocky worlds.


A planet composed mostly of gas is less dense than a rocky planet. The gas planets of our solar system range in density from 0.69-1.6 g/cm^3. By comparison the terrestrial planets have densities of 3.9-5.5 g/cm^3


The rocky inner planets are more dense than the outer planets, which are made up mostly of gas and ice.


The terrestrial planets are less massive and therefore have less gravity. As a result, much of the lighter gases could escape, in the process of planet formation.


Inner and outer planets have some things that are in common but there mostly way different. For instants they both orbit the sun. On the other hand the outer planets are made mostly by gas, that's why they are called the gas giants. The inner planets are mostly made by rock and dust. The inner planets are called Terrestrial planets and the outer planets are called Jovian planets. The inner planets are closer to the sun, have more density, they have less moons, there about the size of Earth, and they rotate slowly. The outer planets (Jovian Planets) are farther from the sun, they have less density, they have more moons, they are large, about the size of Jupiter, they rotate rapidly, and they have more mass. These planets are alike because they both orbit the sun.


Accretion took longer further from the Sun, so the more distant planets formed their cores later and captured less gas from the solar nebula than the closer jovian planets.


the rocky planets are small, dense, and rocky, while the gaseous planets are huge, less dense, and made up mainly of gas


they are gas, and gas is less dense



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