minor planet

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minor planet (plural minor planets)

  1. (astronomy) an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun that is not a planet nor a comet[1] (in the Solar System).

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  • (an orbitally dominant planemo) major planet (synonymous with planet in the 2006 IAU definition)

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  1. ^ "Minor planet", (HTML) Wikipedia: 2013-06-03. URL accessed on 2013-06-08.