23.1 The Solar System<br />
Terrestrial Planet <br />Any of the Earth-like planets, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth.<br />
Jovian Planet <br />The Jupiter-like planets; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; These planets have relatively low dens...
Nebula <br />A cloud of gas and/or dust in space.<br />
Planetestimal <br />Small, irregularly shaped body formed by colliding matter.<br />
Key Concept <br />Size is the most obvious difference between the terrestrial and the Jovian planets.<br />
Key Concept<br />Density, Chemical makeup, and rate of rotation are other ways in which the two groups of planets differ.<...
Key Concept<br />According to the nebular theory, the sun and planets formed from a rotating disk of dust and gases.<br />
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Earth science 23.1

  1. 1. 23.1 The Solar System<br />
  2. 2. Terrestrial Planet <br />Any of the Earth-like planets, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Earth.<br />
  3. 3. Jovian Planet <br />The Jupiter-like planets; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; These planets have relatively low densities and are huge gas giants. <br />
  4. 4. Nebula <br />A cloud of gas and/or dust in space.<br />
  5. 5. Planetestimal <br />Small, irregularly shaped body formed by colliding matter.<br />
  6. 6. Key Concept <br />Size is the most obvious difference between the terrestrial and the Jovian planets.<br />
  7. 7. Key Concept<br />Density, Chemical makeup, and rate of rotation are other ways in which the two groups of planets differ.<br />
  8. 8. Key Concept<br />According to the nebular theory, the sun and planets formed from a rotating disk of dust and gases.<br />
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