Which gas giant has the shortest period of revolution?

Which gas giant has the shortest period of revolution?


Which planet has most gas?

The planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are sometimes called the Gas Giants because so much of the mass of these planets consists of a gaseous atmosphere.

Can a gas giant explode?

Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, the three immense gas giants in the outer solar system, all have atmospheres made up of mostly hydrogen. That’s a chemical that when it’s in gas form on Earth, can be explosively combustible. It’s also the chemical that the sun uses for fuel.

Is the sun a gas giant?

It is, as all stars are, a hot ball of gas made up mostly of Hydrogen. The Sun is so hot that most of the gas is actually plasma, the fourth state of matter. The first state is a solid and it is the coldest state of matter. As we heat up a solid it becomes liquid

Which is not a rocky planet?

Non-terrestrial planets In our solar system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are gas giants, also known as Jovian planets

What do rocky planets have in common?

What are the rocky planets?

  • The four rocky planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
  • They are the closest four planets to the Sun.
  • They are made of rocks and metals.
  • They have a solid surface and a core which is mainly made of iron.
  • They are much smaller than the gas planets and rotate more slowly.

What is the only planet that spins clockwise?


Which planet spins anti clockwise?

Every planet in our solar system except for Venus and Uranus rotates counter-clockwise as seen from above the North Pole; that is to say, from west to east. This is the same direction in which all the planets orbit the sun.

What causes the planets to spin?

Our planets have continued spinning because of inertia. In the vacuum of space, spinning objects maintain their momentum and direction — their spin — because no external forces have been applied to stop them. And so, the world — and the rest of the planets in our solar system — keeps spinning