The Jovian Plantets

The Jovian Planets

Far past Earth and Mars lays enormous planets known as the Jovian planets. These planets get there name for being giant and Jupiter like. The four Jovian planets are (in order) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The Jovian planets are unlike the rest of the terrestrial planets because of their size, structure and massive rotation structure. These planets are known as gas giants that contain several rings of ice, dust, and debris from outer space as well as many moons that surround each planet. The Jovian planets formed farther from the sun allowing their inner core to collect mass amounts of ice, rock, and metals which allowed the planet to grow rapidly in size. As these planets accumulated size their gravity eventually pulled in other space debris which created the structure of these giant planets. These planets are much too far for man to travel and explore up closely, however unmanned space craft have ventured out in exploration of these four giant planets.
The Jovian planets formation occurs outside of what astronomers and scientists call the “frost line.” Here hydrogen compounds form to ice which combines with rock and metal to form a cluster mixed with gasses. As these particles and elements cluster larger and larger they create what is known as a planetesimals. These planetesimals are the planets beginning to take shape into what they will become, a giant ball of gas, rock and ice which gain intense gravitational pull which collects even more particles and elements, gaining massive size. The leftover parts that occur during the break up of the solar nebula become moons and rings to these giant masses which explains why these planets have a large number of moons and many rings orbiting them. These planets are what we know today as the Jovian Planets.
As you would first set off to explore the Jovian planets you would come across Jupiter, the largest of the four Jovian planets. Jupiter’s atmosphere is primarily made up of hydrogen...

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