Jovian planet

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any of the four outermost planets in the solar system


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They are mainly composed of gas and are thus called gas giant planets, or Jovian planets.
With the inner disk depleted, the Jovian planet can no longer transfer energy from the inner to the outer part of the protoplanetary disk.
But terrestrial and Jovian planets are lumped, so why not lump ice planets as well?
Jovian planets rotate faster than terrestrial planets.
His topics include the birth of the Jovian planets, Jupiter's moons as a solar system in miniature, Saturn as the crown jewel of the Solar System (the full sized one), the tipped-over world Uranus, Neptune the planet discovered on paper, Jovian planets beyond our solar system, and Voyager 2's grand tour.
Dwarf planets join terrestrial planets such as Earth and jovian planets such as Jupiter or Gliese 581b as full-fledged citizens of their planetary systems, with all the rights and privileges thus implied.
This indicates that those orbiting very close to more luminous stars might be evaporatively destroyed, or that Jovian planets around stars of lower mass migrate to smaller radii.
In several previous papers [2-4] we derived Quantum Celestial Mechanics (QCM) from the general theory of relativity and successfully applied QCM to numerous gravitationally bound systems, including the planets of the Solar System, the moons of the Jovian Planets, the five moons of Pluto, the Galaxy rotation velocity, gravitational lensing, clusters of galaxies, the cosmological redshift of the Universe, the circumbinary planet Kepler-16, and the S-stars at our Galaxy center.
It lies in an interesting intermediate regime between the hot Jupiters and the Jovian planets in our solar system.
Recall [2] that the satellite systems of the Jovian planets were shown to obey QCM, with some QCM orbital states occupied by more than one moon.
Clearly the time will come when ground-based astrometric programs will have contributed all they can, but as long as space astrometry missions like Hipparcos, FAME, and SIM are restricted to five years of operation or less, there will be a need for continuity in the astrometric search for planetary systems with long periods such as those of the Jovian planets in our own solar system.