Plutoid

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Euler diagram shawin the teeps o bouks in the Solar Seestem.

A plutoid or ice dwarf is a trans-Neptunian dwarf planet, i.e. a bouk orbitin ayond Neptune that is massive enough tae be roondit in shape. The term plutoid wis adoptit bi the Internaitional Astronomical Union (IAU) wirkin group Committee on Small Bodies Nomenclature, but wis rejectit bi the IAU wirkin group Planetary System Nomenclature.[1] The term plutoid isna widely uised bi astronomers, tho ice dwarf isna uncommon.

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  1. Karel A. van der Hucht, ed. (2009). "Reports on Astronomy 2006–2009". Transactions IAU. XXVIIA: 149. Bibcode:2009IAUTA..27..149B. doi:10.1017/S1743921308025398.