Jovian Planets

   The planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. These planets are larger than the terrestrial planets, but less dense. They usually have many moons and often a ring.
   Their atmosphere is heavy and dense, and they rotate very rapidly for their size.

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