planetlike

planetlike

(ˈplænɪtˌlaɪk)
adj
(Astronomy) resembling a planet or planets
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In the last 15 years, astronomers have stumbled upon about 50 of these planetlike worlds.
This 3.2-magnitude K1 subgiant may be circled by a planetlike body only 1.6 times more massive than Jupiter."
They have low temperatures and are small enough to be close to planetlike objects.
Astronomers at the University of Arizona in Tucson have found evidence of planetlike objects around binary stars--pairs of stars that closely orbit each other.
Since Pluto was discovered in 1930, more powerful telescopes have allowed astronomers to re-evaluate its planetlike qualities.
Currently dubbed 2003 UB313, the newly spotted chunk of ice and rock seems to show planetlike characteristics: It has a spherical shape.
A Spectacle is the Resemblance, 1999, is a collision of pinwheels, clouds of color, fields of flowers, horizontal and vertical pinstripes, a sea of text and planetlike circles falling into line.
These characteristics make Chariklo sound awfully planetlike, as some readers pointed out.
On his first try, using methods similar to the original team's, he found the planetlike signal.
The IAU came up with a category for all the smaller "planetlike" bodies in the solar system.
The latest suite of sodium experiments uses spheres, not cylinders, to rotate the fluid in a more planetlike scenario.
Presumably the two orbiting bodies formed together in planetlike fashion.