plutoid

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  • plutoid — «PLOO toyd», noun. any of the dwarf planets orbiting beyond Neptune in the solar system …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plutoid — A plutoid is a trans Neptunian dwarf planet or an object that is likely to be such a body and that has received a permanent name as a plutoid. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) developed this category of astronomical objects as a… …   Wikipedia

  • plutoid — (PLOO.toyd) n. A celestial body that orbits the Sun, has a roughly spherical shape, is farther away from the Sun than Neptune, and shares its orbit with other objects. Example Citations: Pluto is finally getting its day in the sun, after being… …   New words

  • Plutoid — Künstlerische Darstellung der vier Plutoiden und ihrer Monde (obere Reihe) neben weiteren größten bekannten transneptunischen Objekten im maßstäblichen Größenvergleich mit der Erde Ein Plutoid ist ein transneptunischer Zwergplanet. Nach der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of plutoid candidates — At present, the International Astronomical Union classifies four objects as plutoids:dubious dp|Pluto, dp|Eris, dp|Haumea, and dp|Makemake; dozens of others are thought likely to be plutoids. The qualifying feature is that plutoids must have… …   Wikipedia

  • Pluto — This article is about the dwarf planet. For other uses, see Pluto (disambiguation). Pluto   …   Wikipedia

  • Planetino — Künstlerische Darstellung der größten bekannten transneptunischen Objekte und ihrer Monde im maßstäblichen Größenvergleich mit der Erde Zwergplaneten sind eine von der Internationalen Astronomischen Union (IAU) am 24. August 2006 in Prag… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Makemake (dwarf planet) — Makemake Makemake as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope Discovery Discovered by …   Wikipedia

  • Dwarf planet — Not to be confused with Minor planet. Ceres as seen with the Hubble Space Telescope. It is the only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt …   Wikipedia

  • Eris (dwarf planet) — Eris   Eris (centre) and Dysnomia (left of centre). Hubble Space Telescope …   Wikipedia

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