small solar system body

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small solar system body

n.
Any of various celestial bodies, such as asteroids and comets, that orbit the sun and are not classified as either planets or dwarf planets. See Usage Note at planet.
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A small celestial object around 60 metres in size entered the Earth's atmosphere at hypersonic speed, exploding at high altitude releasing energy equivalent to 10-15 million tons of TNT.