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Is a dwarf planet a sub-category for a planet?


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2009-02-10 07:53:20
2009-02-10 07:53:20

Yes, except that planets are not determined 'directly' by mass or size. But the actual requirement that a planet "clears its orbital neighborhood of other objects" (IAU, 2006) is necessarily a result of a singularly massive body.


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