## What is the relationship between an inner planets distance from the sun and its period of revolution?

There is no connection between a planet’s distance from the Sun and its rate of rotation (spin on its own axis or Planetary Rotation Period). While it is true that, generally speaking, the gas giants have higher rotation rates than the earth like planets closer to the Sun, any correlation is only coincidental.

## What is the relationship of the distance of the inner planets?

The inner planets are closer to the Sun and are smaller and rockier. The outer planets are further away, larger and made up mostly of gas. The inner planets (in order of distance from the sun, closest to furthest) are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

## How will you describe the period of revolution of the inner and outer planets?

The Synodic Period of Revolution. As the planets move around the Sun they change their positions relative to each other. Since the inner planets, in smaller orbits, move faster around the Sun and have shorter orbital periods, they continually gain on the outer planets and regularly lap them.

## What are the inner planets known as?

The inner planets, or terrestrial planets, are the four planets closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Figure below shows the relative sizes of these four inner planets. This composite shows the relative sizes of the four inner planets.

## What are the four Jovian planets?

Composition. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune collectively make up the group known as the jovian planets. The general structures of the jovian planets are opposite those of the terrestrial planets.

## What is the difference between terrestrial and jovian planets?

Terrestrial Planets: Coming from the Latin word “terra”, meaning “land,” the terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Jovian planets are larger, further from the sun, rotate faster, have more moons, have more rings, are less dense overall and have denser cores than terrestrial planets.

## Is Pluto a Jovian or terrestrial planet?

Answer 1: Pluto is NEITHER. Terrestrial planets are made up (mostly) of metal (iron) and rocks (silicates). Jovian planets are giant gas balls not unlike the SUN although they have a small rocky central core.

## What is the definition of a Jovian planet?

The giant planets of the outer solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are often referred to as ‘Jovian planets’. It is often used to contrast these massive planets with the inner Earth-like or terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.