The Planet, And Jovian Planets In The Solar System

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The term planet is originated from the ancient Greek word planetes which translates to wanderer. This is a fitting characterisation as the planets in our Solar System and others “wander” or orbit around central point - a star. A planet is a celestial body which moves in an elliptical orbit around a star. Our Solar System which is located in the outer arms of the spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, has a unique and diverse composition. The Solar System consists of our star, the Sun, eight planets, and the dwarf planet, Pluto. The diverseness of our solar system is constituted to the planets and their structure. The planets are classified as either terrestrial or Jovian planets, however, these classifications do not apply to Pluto as it is neither. terrestrial planets are the four planets located closest to the Sun. The root cause for Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars to be categorized as terrestrial planets, is that they are all similar in composition. Due to the rest of the planets being Earth-like, they gained their name from the Latin word terra meaning land or Earth. The Jovian planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the four planets furthest from the Sun. The three most outer planets are categorized as Jovian planets due to their Jupiter-like composition. In contrast to the terrestrial planets, the Jovian planets differ greatly in general structure, size and density due to their elemental composition. A terrestrial planet is a planet that is composed primarily of

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