gas giant

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any of the four outermost planets in the solar system

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Jovian planets rotate faster than terrestrial planets.
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.
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.
The Jovian planets have differential internal rotations which bring their angular momentum uncertainties to more than 10% also.
In a series of papers [1, 2, 6] we derived and applied QCM to the Solar System, to other solar system-like systems such as the satellites of the Jovian planets and exoplanet systems, to the Galaxy, to other galaxies in general, and to clusters of galaxies [7].
We have shown agreement of its quantization state solutions with the energy states of the planets of the Solar System, of the satellites of the Jovian planets, and of the disk states of galaxies.
Interestingly, the Jovian planets all have densities consistent with the liquid state (Jupiter: ~1.