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Gas Giant Planets

By Christopher Snead

Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are planets in our solar system that are known as gas giants. Learn about our solar system with help from an experienced graduate student in this free video series.

  • Similarities of Uranus & Neptune

    Uranus and Neptune are the two most distant planets in the solar system, and they have a number of similarities. Find out about the similarities between Uranus and Neptune with help from an ...

  • What Is the Large Equatorial Bulge of Jupiter?

    Jupiter's rotation rate of ten hours is so fast that centrifugal acceleration causes the equator to bulge out more than the polar regions. Find out about the large equatorial bulge of Jupiter with ...

  • How Long Is a Neptune Year?

    A year is defined as the amount of time it takes for a planet to make an orbit around the sun. Find out how long a year is on Neptune with help from an experienced graduate student in this free video ...

  • What Kind of Planets Are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune?

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are gas giants which means that they don't have a well defined solid surface like the earth and Mars do. Find out more about what kind of planets Jupiter, Saturn, ...