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Terrestrial planet   /tərˈɛstriəl plˈænət/   Listen
Terrestrial planet

A planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system.

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"Terrestrial planet" Quotes from Famous Books

... ground and went as far as the edge of the ash-ring. But he did not go any farther. He wandered about unhappily, pretending that he did not want to go into the woods. He tried to appear quite content to view half-burnt trees for his experience of the first extra-terrestrial planet on which men had landed. He did kick up some pebbles—water-rounded—and one of them had flecks of what looked like gold in it. Al regarded it excitedly, and then thought of freight-rates. But he did ...
— Operation: Outer Space • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Words linked to "Terrestrial planet" :   globe, world, Venus, mercury, Mars, planet, Red Planet, earth, major planet

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