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+ - IAU classifies Pluto & Eris as "plutoids&#

Submitted by Kligat
Kligat writes: The International Astronomical Union has decided that Pluto and Eris should be classified as plutoids alongside their 2006 classification as dwarf planets. Under the definition, the self-gravity of a plutoid is enough for it to achieve a near-spherical shape, but not enough for it to clear its orbit of its rocky neighbors, and the plutoid orbits the Sun beyond Neptune.
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IAU classifies Pluto & Eris as "plutoids&#

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