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Why are the outer planets call gas giants?

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Answered 2010-03-12 01:15:02

because all of the outer planets or jovian planets are all big and it is made up of gas unlike the inner or terrestrial planets, they are made of rocks.

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The outer planets are the Gas Giants.


Because they are large planets that are made of gases.


The four gas giants in our solar system that are outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (There are no inner planets in our solar system that are gas giants.)



The outer planets are also known as the gas giants.


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The outer planets are Gas Giants, also known as Jovian planets.


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The outer planets are known as gas giants because all the planets outside of Mars (with the exception of the microplanet Pluto) are not solid, but rather made up of gas.


Generally, the outer planets are called Gas Giants, however, Uranus and Neptune are now referred to as Ice Giants.


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The inner planets are rocky and the outer planets are gas giants.


Gas Giants or Outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and NOT dwarf planets


Gas giants (for the outer planets), versus rocky planets.


The inner planets are made of small bodies made of rock and outer planets are made of gas called gas giants.



The rock planets. and the outer planets are called the gas giants.


Gas giants - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.



Yes because the four outer planets,Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are gas planets. They are known for their gas. The outer planets (closer to the sun) have rocky surfaces. So the outer planets have gas surfaces


outer planets are gas giants whille inner planets are just rocky planets. that includes that outer planets have significant amount of mass than the inner planets



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