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A gas giant is a giant planet composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. Jupiter and Saturn are ... something of a misnomer, because throughout most of the volume of all giant planets the pressure is s...

What are planets made of?

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The other planets are not solid. Jupiter, for instance, is made up mostly of trapped helium, hydrogen, and water. In our solar system, the four "gas giants" are ...

General Planet Information - Nine Planets for Kids

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The rocky planets are mostly made up of rock and metal. These planets are very heavy and move slowly. They also do not have rings and very few moons. GAS ...

If Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants, could you fly - NASA Space Place

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If Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants, could you fly straight through them? ... So it makes sense to think that a gas planet must be like a big, airy cloud floating out in space. ... Scientists do not understand the properties of matter under the extreme  ...

Why are there no liquid planets in our solar system? - Quora

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Many elements, particularly abundant ones we find as gases here on earth, are only liquid at ... Even Gas Giants are not made entirely of gas; they have a rocky core, which can be >10 times the mass of Earth. There are planets with entirely ...

The Outer Planets: Giant Planets: What Are They, and Where Are ...

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SUMMARY: The jovian planets are essentially big balls of gas, each ... Made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium, these planets do not have solid surfaces.

gravity - Is Jupiter made entirely out of gas? - Astronomy Stack ...

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Dec 15, 2014 ... So if Jupiter is made out of gas alone, how does it have such high gravity ... Jupiter is mostly not at STP--the pressures are so great throughout the ... A popular theory for the formation of giant planets is that they must begin by ...

Why is the sun made of hydrogen, while the planets are mostly ...

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Sep 3, 2014 ... How come matter was not evenly distributed when the solar system ... These are your typical "Jovian" gas planets, i.e. Jupiter and Saturn.

Gas Giant Facts (The Outer Planets) - Space Facts

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Gas giants are large planets that contain more than 10 times the mass of Earth, they are also known as the Jovian or Outer Planets. ... Gas giants are not all gas. ... A ring system around a planet or asteroid is a disk made up of dust, chunks of ...

What Is The Atmosphere Like On Other Planets? - Universe Today

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Jul 5, 2016 ... Here on Earth, we tend to take our atmosphere for granted, and not without reason. ... the planet, whether it is a terrestrial or a gas/ice giant, the gases that ... Earth's atmosphere, which is composed of nitrogen, oxygen, water ...

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Gas Giants: Facts About the Outer Planets - Space.com

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Aug 25, 2015 ... Orbits and sizes are not shown to scale. Credit: NASA. A gas giant is a large planet composed mostly of gases, such as hydrogen and helium, ...

Q & A: Planets made of gas | Department of Physics | University of ...

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Why are the inner planets are made of rock and free of gas and the outer ... small planets do not have a gravitational pull strong enough to hold lighter gases in, ...

What are planets made of - UCSB Science Line - University of ...

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The planets in our solar system are each made out of different things. ... though earth has a thin atmosphere made up mostly of nitrogen and oxygen gases. ... are big enough to burn deuterium (a kind of hydrogen), but not regular hydrogen,  ...