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dwarf planet

n.
A celestial body that orbits the sun and is massive enough to assume a nearly spherical shape, but that does not clear other bodies from the neighborhood around its orbit and is not a satellite of a planet. See Usage Note at planet.
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dwarf planet

n
(Celestial Objects) any celestial body within the solar system that is larger than a satellite but smaller than a planet, and that orbits the sun
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dwarf planet

(dwôrf)
A celestial body that orbits the sun, is large enough to have a nearly round shape, does not clear the neighborhood around its orbit, and is not a satellite of a planet.
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Translations
planeta nan
trpasličí planeta
ZwergplanetCeresEris
planeta enano
pikkuplaneetta
planète naine
patuljasti planet
törpebolygó
準惑星矮惑星
nykštukinė planeta
dwergplaneet
planeta karłowata
planeta anão
planetă pitică
trpasličia planéta
dvärgplanet
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The IAU decided to remove Pluto from the official list of planets orbiting the Sun in 2006 after finalizing the new definition of planets and dwarf planets. The association established the standards after astronomers discovered an object, called Eris, in the solar system.A
There's Eris, Haumea and Makem, officially named as dwarf planets.
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This moon, which so far just has the nickname MK 2, orbits the dwarf planet (https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/makemake/indepth) Makemake , which is slightly smaller and dimmer than Pluto, the most famous of the dwarf planets.
As entertaining as it is informative, this book provides writing practice (creating dialogue between Earth and her "sister" planet, naming imaginary dwarf planets, and more).
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Smiles are inevitable with Doug Cenko's charming renditions of each planet; Earth with cloud curlers and an ever-so-slightly grumpy Mars washing the red "from his rusty, dusty head." Each planet gets its own rhyming bedtime venture, and while traditionalists will be pleased with the inclusion of Pluto, astronomers will approve of the breakdown into terrestrial or dwarf planets and gas or ice giants.
The Kuiper Belt is a vast reservoir of leftover frozen material from the construction of our solar system 4.5 billion years ago and home to several dwarf planets. Some of these worlds have known satellites, but this is the first discovery of a companion object to Makemake.
It may be the case that Pluto and Charon are actually a binary system of two dwarf planets that orbit around a common centre.
It was initially called a planet before it was demoted to an asteroid and later classified as a dwarf planet. Like planets, dwarf planets are spherical in shape, but they share the same celestial neighborhood with other similar-sized bodies.
Ceres is the first of two dwarf planets to receive visitors this year.