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13.6: Inner versus Outer Planets

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inner planets Or terrestrial planets: Four solid, dense, rocky planets that are inside the asteroid belt: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
outer planets Or gas giants: Four large outer planets composed of the gases, hydrogen and helium, and are beyond the asteroid belt in our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
planetary rings Rings of dust and rock encircling a planet in a thin plane.

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6 , 7
Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
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Aug 29, 2016
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