Dwarf planet



Dwarf planet


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Dwarf planet


Meaning of term dwarf planet

A body gravitationally bound to the Sun with sufficient mass to be approximately spherical in shape, but not enough mass to have pulled in debris from the neighborhood of their orbit. Plutoids are dwarf planets that orbit further from the Sun than Neptune


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