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

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Q: Are terrestrial planets large with thick atmospheres?
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Why do Jovian planets have a thicker atmosphere than the terrestrial planets?

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.


Do the gas giants have thinner atmosphere than the terrestrial planets?

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


Differentiate Jovian planet from terrestrial planet?

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.


Which planets have a thick atmosphere?

Define thick - all 4 outer planets plus Venus have thicker atmospheres than Earth.


What characteristics do all of the outer planets share?

All of the outer planets are large in size, low in density, and have very thick atmospheres made primarily of hydrogen and helium.


What characteristic do all of the outer planets share?

All of the outer planets are large in size, low in density, and have very thick atmospheres made primarily of hydrogen and helium.


Why do all gas giants have thick atmospheres?

they all have thick atmospheres because their mass is large and they all have Hydrogen and stuff


Which 2 inner planets have thick atmospheres?

There are four inner planets, which starting with the closest to the sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Of these, Venus and Earth have thick atmospheres, whereas Mercury and Mars don't.


Does neptune Jupiter uranus and Saturn have thin atmosphere?

Due to their large size and proportionately high gravity, the atmospheres of these planets are quite thick.


Do the terrestrial planets have atmosphere?

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.


Why are the four closest planets to the sun are of terrestrial nature and the last four are of gaseous-icy nature?

The gas giants and the terrestrial planets initially formed in similar ways, however, the powerful solar wind of the young sun stripped away the first atmospheres of the inner planets. The outer planets were less affected by this and so retained their thick atmospheres of hydrogen and helium. Today, the outer planets recieve much less heat from the sun than do the inner planets, allowing various ices to form.


Are all of the outer planets gaseous giants with thick atmospheres?

I don't think so.

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