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They are different because terrestrial planets is any of Earth like planets including: Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth. However jovian planets are the Jupiter like planets including: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

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Some do. Three of the four terrestrial planets in the solar system have atmospheres: Venus, Earth, and Mars. Only Mercury lacks an atmosphere.

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.

no, these are the gas giants, or four outer gas planets. The terrestrial planets are the four inner planets, which are much smaller.

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

Both Venus and Mars have atmospheres composed mostly of carbon dioxide.

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.

The terrestrial planets in order from the thickest to thinnest atmospheres Venus, Earth, Mars, and Mercury. Since the gas giants are almost entirely made of gas, it is difficult to determine where the atmospheres end.

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.

The four Jovian planets in our solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The four terrestrial planets are Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury. The difference between the Jovian planets and the terrestrial planets is that Jovian planets are enormous and made of gasses and ices while terrestrial planets are relatively small and made of rocks and metals. Other differences are that terrestrial planets have high densities, rotate slowly, have no moons or magnetic fields and have thin atmospheres (Earth is an exception because it has a moon and a magnetic field), while Jovian planets have low densities, rotate rapidly, have many moons and a magnetic field and have thick atmospheres.

planets with atmospheres are more active because atmospheres trap air and heat in and if the atmosphere is just right life can thrive such as out planet. planets with no atmospheres are basically barren and frozen wastelands like pluto.

because they have diffrent atmospheres

The planets with atmospheres have less of a dramatic temperature change between day and night because the atmosphere can hold in heat. Planets without atmospheres lose their heat at night.

No. As the name gas giant implies, these planets are made largely of gas. They have extremely thick atmospheres.

Terrestrial planets have terra firma, a.k.a. hard ground. The gas giants are giant balls of gas.

Yes because if they were the same they wouldn't have different names

There are a wide range of atmospheres for terrestrial planets (smaller, rocky planets) depending on their sizes, orbits, and composition. In our solar system, there are 4 very different atmospheres for the 4 terrestrial planets. Mercury - no appreciable atmosphere due to small size and closeness to the Sun Venus - hot, extremely dense carbon dioxide atmosphere (Greenhouse effect) Earth - cool, low density nitrogen atmosphere, oxygen maintained by green plants Mars - very thin, cold carbon dioxide atmosphere, due to small size and distance from the Sun

The masses of the gas giants are greater, which would make them larger, and their gravity can hold more massive atmospheres. Due to limits on the compressibility of atmospheric gases, these atmospheres are very deep. The lower solar heating farther from the Sun also plays a role in allowing these planets to maintain a high percentage of their lighter gases (hydrogen, helium) than the inner planets. So, even without their atmospheres, the cores of gas giants would have greater diameters than the terrestrial planets. They are simply bigger planets.

While the terrestrial planets are mostly rocky with metallic cores, the Jovian planets are huge balls of gas. The Jovian Planets are also much larger than the terrestrial ones.

The sun is a star, not a planet. the terrestrial planets are also made of either rock, ice, or gas.

Earth is the terrestrial planet that has oxygen in its atmosphere. Some other elements in the atmosphere are nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Mercury, Venus, and Mars are the other terrestrial planets, but their atmospheres are composed of other elements. For example, Venus' atmosphere is composed primarily of carbon dioxide.

Yes. all the terrestrial planets have atmospheres. however, in the same area that there are 10 Billion Billion Atoms in earth's atmosphere, (about 1 cubic in) there are about 10 million atoms in mercury's. maercury has almost no atmosphere, and we don't even know what it is, but both mars and Venus's atmospheres are 95 % CO2, but venus's atmosphere is thick, even thicker than earth's, but mars's is thinner than earths. all the terrestrial planets have some kind of atmosphere.

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.