planetoid


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planetoid:

see asteroidasteroid,
 planetoid,
or minor planet,
small body orbiting the sun. More than 300,000 asteroids have been identified and cataloged; more than a million are believed to exist in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, with many more in the Kuiper belt
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planetoid

[′plan·ə‚tȯid]
(astronomy)
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Instead, "Galaxy" has the little Italian stereotype running around and between small planetoids.
In Clerks, the planetoid is the subject of a debate over the ethics of work practices.
Although its official designation is 2003 VB 12, Mike Brown is proposing the newly discovered planetoid be named Sedna, after the goddess from Inuit mythology who lives at the bottom of the ocean.
If Sedna did form this far out, it is likely to be accompanied by a cohort of other large planetoids in this very distant region of the solar system.
The BHA has pledged to hold a probe, just as they did when McCoy deputised for Mattie Batchelor stricken with a puncture (and no spare) just outside Wincanton when Best's Planetoid landed a punt at Newton Abbot in June last year.
Music G--damn Draculas, Planetoid, Pale Nephews, 9 p.
Now, for the first time, a much smaller planetoid can take its place on the list of ringed objects.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is en route to Pluto, arriving in 2015 on the first robotic flyby ever of the planetoid.
The potentially well-treated Planetoid appears to need a much faster surface, while stablemate On The Feather may find a mark of 91 beyond him.
Even though I used to kneel in the corner of the living room, 70s headphones strained to breaking point around my planetoid head, 50p microphone in hand, recording my own versions of Star Wars with homemade sound effects, or the Top 40 of that week - "In with a big bang at number 36, Landscape with Einstein-a-Go-Go" - it still didn't strike me that radio would be a good profession for me to get into until I was already in it.
Animation; A spoof of disaster films in which specialists must battle a planetoid heading for Earth.
Named Sedna after the Inuit goddess of the ocean, the planetoid is eight billion miles away in the furthest reaches of the solar system, three times the distance from Earth than Pluto.