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planetoids

(plan -ĕ-toidz) (minor planets) The minor members of the Solar System, especially asteroids, but also including comets, Kuiper belt objects, and trans-Neptunian objects.
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5 shows the correspondence of rotation periods of planets and large planetoids of the solar system with temporal equipotential surfaces of the fundamental field F.
And before it was even that size, "it was probably a planetoid" that collided with another.
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.
Looking Forward (for David): What does it matter that we die?/Everything dies--/poppies, antelope, dinosaurs,/mountain peaks, planetoids, black holes--/even the universe may die./If everything that is/expires, maybe death itself will be cancelled/and things will reverse themselves--/nebulae and glaciers/and sycamores and crickets/streaming back, grinning,/greeting each other--/"Of course I remember you!"/Maybe the whole thing will go/back to a new Bang/so that my main moment--/the one when I met you--/will be yet to come.
Input of matter, in the form of meteors and cosmic dust, is ordinarily not great, although major impacts from planetoids occur every 100 million years or so.
Evolution in its most general sense is the accumulation of historical information (Salthe, 1993), ranging from changing patterns of rubble on planetoids after asteroid impacts, through alterations of genotype representations in populations of organisms, to the individuation of every material object/system, and, indeed, insofar as the Universe has had a particular history, might reasonably be said to include the establishment of the values of what physicists call universal constants as well.
The region beyond the realm of the nine planets might be home to many more planetoids - a smaller and closer one, called Quaoar, was discovered two years ago.
They are often referred to as mini-planets, minor planets, or planetoids. Asteroids travel around the Sun in their own orbits.
Earth-based technology images planetoids and watches for collision-course meteors.
The ground beneath it melted, but when it had cooled down, out came the great Scarab, King of the Planetoids. Curious youngsters crept inside only to find it an empty shell.
It sounds like an astronomy term, implying molten planetoids spiraling away from a large glowing mass.
Table 1 gives an overview of the body masses of the planets and heaviest planetoids and their positions in the fundamental fractal F (1).