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

Submitted by Kligat
Kligat (1244968) 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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