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Answered 2016-11-30 02:01:28

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.

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Why are the inner planets called terrestrial planets?

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

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.

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

Does the terrestrial planets have more moons than the outer planets?

Oh no, it is the outer planets which have the most moons. Terrestrial planets such as Earth have relatively few moons.

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.

What makes the outer planets different from inner plants?

inner=terrestrial outer=non terrestrial

How do the massive outer planets differ from the inner terrestrial planets?

cause outer planets are farther inner are closest.

What is another word for the inner planets?

They are also known as the terrestrial planets (they have a 'terrain' or landscape, unlike the outer gas planets. They are also called the Rocky planets.

Is a Jovian planets is call Inner?

Inner planets are terrestrial planets outer are jovian planets

Are outer planets denser than smaller planets?

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

The 4 planets closest to the sun are all what?

The inner planets are called "rocky" or terrestrial, a name which underscores the contrast with the outer gas giant planets.

Are terrestrial planets large with thick atmospheres?

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

What are some similarities between terrestrial and gas planets?

Terrestrial planets are rocky and are the inner four planets. Gas giants are made of gases and are the outer four planets.

What are some differences between the inner and outer planets?

The outer planets have rings and satellites And Inner planets are called terrestrial planets because they are rocky. (Like Earth.) and receive more of the sun's energy so they have higher temperatures

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.

How are the four inner planets different from outer space?

they are different as the first 4 inner planets are known as terrestrial planets andouter are known as jovian planets.

What the fist 4 planets closest to the sun are called?

the first 4 planets near the sun are called the inner planets or the terrestrial planets as they are made of rocks. the outer planets (jupiter, uranus, neptune and pluto) are called the outer planets or the jovian planets.. theis is because they are made up of liquids/gases.... hope it helped! thanx!! :)

Are inner planets known as Terrestrial planets?

Yes because they are rocky planets and the outer planets are known as the gas planets.

What do the terrestrial planets have in common?

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.

What is the difference between terrestial planets and outer planets?

terrestrial are planets that are the inner planets since there are made up of rock. but on the other hand. the outer planets are the gas giants. or the outer planets. they are made up of various gasses.

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.

Is neptune the gas giant furthest from the sun?

Yes it is. outer planets are called Gas giants, while inner planets are called Terrestrial planets. Pluto would be the answer, but its so small that its basically not a planet.

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.

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