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Gas Planet Orbits
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Gas Planet Orbits

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are known as the jovian (Jupiter-like) planets because they are all gigantic compared with Earth, and they have a gaseous nature. The jovian planets are also referred to as the gas giants, although some or all of them might have small solid cores. This diagram shows the approximate distance of the jovian planets from the Sun.

Image Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute

Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute



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