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The main distinctions between the giant planets and the terrestrial bodies.The planets in the solar system are divided into terrestrial and giant planets. The giantplanets, or also now as Jovian planets, are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The terrestrialbodies are Earth, Venus, and Mars. They are different in their surface, composition, position,size, atmosphere, temperature, and other features.The Jovian planets are hydrogen-rich and are made of gaseous surfaces. The terrestrialplanets are oxygen-rich and are made of solid surfaces. The terrestrial planets are denser, but thegiant planets have dense core surrounded by massive layers of gas.Also, we can say thatJovinian planets are large in size and they are far from the sun, unlike terrestrial planets whichare small in size and close to the sun.Terrestrial planets have a thin atmosphere composedmainly of carbon dioxide and nitrogen gases while Jovian planet's atmosphere are composed ofhydrogen and helium gases.Normally, the further the planet is from the sun, the colder theplanet's surface temperature.Venus, as it is close to the sun and has a dense atmosphere, makesit the hottest planet.Uranus, due to the lack of an internal heat source, is the coldest planet

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