PIA17304: Gas Planet Orbits

Gas Planet Orbits


Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are known as the jovian (Jupiter-like) planets because they are all gigantic compared with Earth, and they have a gaseous nature. The jovian planets are also referred to as the gas giants, although some or all of them might have small solid cores. This diagram shows the approximate distance of the jovian planets from the Sun.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Sun Earth, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus
System Earth, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus
Target Type Earth Planet, Sun
Instrument Host
Host Type
Extra Keywords
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2008-08-19
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/Lunar and Planetary Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17304
Identifier PIA17304