Historically the terms planetoid
, minor planet and asteroid were interchangeable, but as astronomers learn more about the solar system, they've had to adapt their definitions (see also: Pluto).
Mario may be running around all sides of an intricately twisted planetoid
, for instance, or have to pull switches that shift gravitational fields to arrive at his destination.
Sedna, named for the goddess featured prominently in the book issuing warnings about global warming, is one of the coldest bodies in the Solar System.
Their rearticulation of the Death Star is both metaphor and reverberation, as the planetoid
stands in for America and transforms their world into its metal fantasy and back again.
(1979): Tsunami generation by pelagic planetoid
What is the newly discovered "planetoid
" Sedna named after?
Top left, Hubble Space Telescope image of the newly discovered planetoid
Brown is an associate professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology who headed up the team credited with finding a planetoid
located three times farther from the sun than Pluto--the farthest object within our solar svstem that has ever been discovered.
Accidentally launched by two gigantic flywheels, the thirty-seven inhabitants of the brick moon communicated with Earth by dancing on their little planetoid
in Morse Code.
It explored everything from mining a planetoid
for raw materials, to robotic automation, to nanotechnology.
One such page entitled "Matt's Blackholes" hypnotizes the viewer with a striking blinking star background superimposed with colorful planetoid
images and a futuristic space ship.
Its unique planetoid
level designs redefined what it meant to be a 3D platformer.