Jovian planet


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Jovian planet

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One of the four gas giant planets in the solar system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, which have very large masses and are farther from the sun than the terrestrial planets. Also called outer planet.
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Noun1.Jovian planet - any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter)
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
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This was the very first time that NASA captured the space probe that started going around the Jovian planet in 2004.
If the orbital period of the Jovian planet and the period of the lighter weight bodies ahead of it happen to relate to one another in simple whole-number multiples, then the gravitational interaction is enhanced.
Ten million years is more than enough time to build a Jovian planet from itinerant gas and dust, notes Boss.
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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.
At our very next practice, while we orbited him, he casually chatted about the transits of Jovian planets.