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A Terrestrial Planet is any silicate (rocky) planet orbiting a star. They all have a central metallic core, silicate mantel around that and a thin crust is a planet's surface. These planets are usually smaller than a gas giant. A planet with volcanic activity has liquid magma underneath the crust.[1]

Examples of terrestrial planets with different atmospheric compositions are Earth, Mercury, Mars, and Venus.

An Earth-like World is a terrestrial planet with life-supporting characteristics similar to Earth. All Earth-like Worlds, either naturally-occurring or terraformed, support a wide variety of plant and animal life. Other indigenous lifeforms may be encountered on other types of terrestrial planets, such as Ammonia Worlds.

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Blu Thua JS-J d9-1
Traikaae MF-D d13-23 4

Trivia Edit

  • The term "terrestrial planet" originates from the Latin words for Earth (Terra and Tellus).

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References Edit

  1. https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/news-display.cfm?News_ID=631
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