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03-24-2008, 01:13 PM
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was adopted in 2006 as part of a
of bodies orbiting the Sun.
This classification states that bodies that are large enough to have cleared the neighbourhood of their orbit are defined as
, while those that are not massive enough to have acquired a round shape are defined as
small solar system bodies
. Dwarf planets come in between and have been called by some astronomers as "something that looks like a planet,
but is not a planet"
If you check this out aswell it will clearly say 8 planets under the image
2006 definition of planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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