Jovian Planet

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A Jovian Planet (often called "gas giants") is a giant gaseous planet with an overall composition of Hydrogen, Helium, and Hydrogen compounds, with a density less than 2 g/cm3. Unlike Terrestrial planets, each Jovian planet rotates quickly and is orbited by rings and satellites.[1][2]

Our Solar System has four Jovian planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus.


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  2. Bennet, Jeffrey, et al. "A Different Kind of Planet." The Essential Cosmic Perspective. 4th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.