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Status: STD 2014/02/14
Code: 1481

Concept definition: A <CELESTIAL_BODY> that (a) is in orbit around a <STAR>, (b) has sufficient <<MASS>> for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, (c) has not cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit, and (d) is not a <SATELLITE>; dwarf planet.
Reference type: IR
Reference: [IAUB5]
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