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  Urban Dictionary: planetoid
The practice of predicting one's attributes, past, and future from looking at the stars, planets, planetoids, moons, and pretty much anything in the sky.
The spaceship the USCM (United States Colonial Marines) use to arrive at the planetoid Acheron in the movie "Aliens".
Space slugs are colossal, worm-like creatures that reside within the furrows and craters of asteroids and airless planetoids.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=planetoid   (554 words)

  
  StarKeith Advanced Ship Design Bureau
Planetoids are typically thousands of kilometers in diameter, and are typically built from large asteroids or small moons.
Planetoids carry massive firepower in the form of huge batteries of DEWs and large numbers of missiles and torpedoes.
Planetoids use multiple power plants spread throughout the hull (to minimize the possibility of loosing 1 central power core) and have their warp or hyper coils embedded in the hull itself, thus minimizing their probability of being damaged by direct physical attack.
www.starkeith.net /asdb/index.php?section=planetoids   (936 words)

  
 Planetoid on the Fringe: Solar system record breaker: Science News Online, March 20, 2004
Brown and his colleagues found the so-called planetoid by using a small telescope at Palomar Observatory in Escondido, Calif. In a sequence of images taken on Nov. 14, 2003, the astronomers spied "the slowest-moving object we have ever seen," says Brown.
The motion indicated that the body is part of the solar system, rather than the fixed background of stars and galaxies, and its slowness showed that the planetoid resides at the solar system's edge.
The planetoid's discoverers have dubbed it Sedna after the Inuit goddess who lives in an icy cave at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, and the distant object is already proving puzzling.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20040320/fob1.asp   (750 words)

  
 Planetoid - Memory Alpha - A Wikia wiki
Planetoid or asteroid is the common designation for a small celestial body orbiting a star, usually assigned to the planetary classification Class D.
Planetoids have characteristic diameters between a few to several hundred kilometers and are sometimes refered to as "minor planets".
In 2371, the USS Voyager discovered a planetoid in the Delta Quadrant that was giving off dilithium signatures.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Planetoid   (192 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Planetoid found in Kuiper Belt, maybe the biggest yet
The planetoid, currently known only as 2004 DW, could be even larger than Quaoar -- the current record holder in the area known as the Kuiper Belt -- and is some 4.4 billion miles from Earth.
The size of 2004 DW is not yet certain; Brown estimates a size of about 1,400 kilometers, based on a comparison of the planetoid's luminosity with that of Quaoar.
The continued discovery of massive planetoids on the outer fringe of the solar system is further evidence that objects even farther and even larger are lurking out there.
www.spaceflightnow.com /news/n0402/20kuiper   (895 words)

  
 Distant Planetoid Sedna Gives Up More Secrets
The distant planetoid Sedna appears to be covered in a tar-like sludge that gives it a distinctly red hue, a new study reveals.
It is the most distant object ever seen within the solar system and travels on an elongated path that stretches from 74 to 900 times the distance between the Sun and the Earth.
When Sedna was discovered, astronomers used a 1.3-metre telescope to observe the planetoid's period of rotation, concluding it rotated once every 20 days - an abnormally slow rate which they attributed to the gravitational tugs of a moon.
www.rense.com /general64/sed.htm   (498 words)

  
 Caltech Press Release, 3/15/2004, Michael Brown
The new planetoid is more than three times the distance of Pluto, making it by far the most distant body known to orbit the sun.
The planetoid is well beyond the recently discovered Kuiper belt and is likely the first detection of the long-hypothesized Oort cloud.
The researchers found the planetoid on the night of November 14, 2003, using the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Caltech's Palomar Observatory east of San Diego.
pr.caltech.edu /media/Press_Releases/PR12505.html   (755 words)

  
 Vesta and the Planetoid Belt
In astrological interpretation it may be said that the planetoids, and also Virgo, represent a neutralizing filter or touchstone between the quick decisiveness and reforming zeal of Mars, the god of war, and the spiritual (philosophical and religious) perfection of Jupiter, the father of the gods.
As the only planetoid Vesta's structure is of pure granite which explains its strong albedo and the only one with a core.
Even if in mythology she is paraphrased as predominantly female energy, what is meant is not the instinctive, sexual or magic aspect, but the more androgynous state of purity, chastity and virtue of altruistically shared responsibility.
www.iol.ie /~taeger/articles/vespb-e.htm   (2613 words)

  
 Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid
The planetoid is sinking into the atmosphere and threatens the continent of North America with the most terrible catastrophe in history!
The difficulties with colonizing a planetoid are similar to the ones involved with colonizing anything.
Planetoids would also be a good place to test life-support systems in a near-zero gravity environment.
www.tomswift.info /homepage/cplanet.html   (5332 words)

  
 Presenting Sedna, a far-flung planetoid of ice and rock
NASA astronomers presented their latest discovery to the world Monday: a far-flung planetoid of rock and ice from the coldest reaches of the solar system.
Called Sedna for the Inuit goddess of the sea, the object is the most distant body orbiting the sun, and lies billions of miles away from Earth.
The planetoid will become brighter over the next 72 years, then dim as it moves farther away on its 10,500-year trip to the farthest reaches of the solar system.
www.spacedaily.com /2004/040315225205.5uosb1a9.html   (531 words)

  
 New planetoid Sedna discovered
They are calling it a "planetoid," saying it does not meet the definition of a planet.
Arrows indicate location of the planetoid, which was identified by the slight shift in position noted in these three pictures taken at different times on Nov. 14, 2003.
An artist's rendering shows the recently discovered planetoid Sedna in relation to other bodies in the solar system, including Earth and its Moon; Pluto; and Quaoar, a planetoid beyond Pluto that was until now the largest known object beyond Pluto.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-03/17/content_315379.htm   (695 words)

  
 HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Hubble Observes Planetoid Sedna, Mystery Deepens (04/14/2004) - Introduction
Astronomers poring over 35 NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the solar system's farthest known object, unofficially named Sedna, are surprised that the object does not appear to have a companion moon of any substantial size.
There is no evidence for a moon, and the planetoid is even too small for Hubble to resolve.
It is a primordial body from the early solar system, and its odd appearance and behavior may yield clues to the early solar system.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/archive/releases/2004/14   (372 words)

  
 Planetoid found in outer fringes of solar system
The minor planet, or planetoid, officially named 2000 EB173, measures about 400 miles in diameter or about one-fourth the size of Pluto, a Yale astronomer said.
The team of Yale-led astronomers stumbled upon the reddish planetoid when they were searching the skies for quasars, supernovas and other objects.
It was spotted through a computer-aided search of thousands of images recorded in a six-hour period on March 15.
www.chron.com /content/interactive/space/astronomy/news/2000/solarsys/20001026.html   (559 words)

  
 Scientists find new breed of distant ice world - Space News - MSNBC.com
Scientists say they have found the first example of a new breed in the solar system's menagerie: a planetoid that spends all its time far beyond Pluto, in a chilly region that was once thought to be empty.
Marsden said the planetoid could instead have been pushed into its current orbit by an as-yet-undiscovered object on the very fringe of the solar system.
Sedna also seems to rotate every 40 days, leading researchers to speculate that a moon may be circling the planetoid in that period of time.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4533039   (1495 words)

  
 Riddle of planetoid's missing moon revealed - 15 April 2004 - New Scientist
They show that the planetoid Sedna does not seem to have a moon as they expected.
Follow-up observations showed that the reddish coloured planetoid takes about 10,500 years to orbit, drifting up to 900 times farther from the Sun than the Earth.
There is a very small chance that the moon was hiding behind Sedna or was simply too close to the planetoid to be visible, something that future observations can test.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn4887   (479 words)

  
 NASA - Planet-Like Body Discovered at Fringes of Our Solar System
Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii and David Rabinowitz of Yale University, New Haven, Conn., found the "planetoid" on November 14, 2003, using the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San Diego.
The planetoid is usually even colder, because it approaches the Sun this closely only briefly during its 10,500 year orbit around the Sun.
The extremely elliptical orbit of Sedna is unlike anything previously seen by astronomers; however, it resembles that of objects predicted to lie in the hypothetical Oort cloud.
www.nasa.gov /vision/universe/solarsystem/planet_like_body.html   (851 words)

  
 Gravity
As planetoids collide, the power of the collision is measured as a product of the sum of the masses of the two planetoids and the square of the impact velocity.
If the power is greater than the magical cutoff however, both planetoids are vaporized into a cloud that may settle back into a solid body, or may disperse.
If the mouse is pressed while inside the map, the planetoid that is nearest the mouse becomes an anchor in the middle of the map.
www.cs.unm.edu /~kwiley/software/gravity.html   (320 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Is planetoid an alien world?
The tantalizing possibility is raised in a study by the University of Utah's Ben Bromley and Scott Kenyon, a scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, who theorize that a distant planetoid could have migrated to this solar neighborhood when our sun had a relatively close encounter with another star billions of years ago.
Even if Sedna is native to the solar system, as Bromley suspects, their computer simulations and analysis show it was apparently knocked into a bizarre orbit by a passing star.
Computer simulations by Ben Bromley, associate professor of physics at the U., and his colleagues show how the planetoid Sedna may have had its orbit perturbed by a passing star or may even have come from matter orbiting that star.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595109465,00.html   (945 words)

  
 planetoid - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "planetoid" at HighBeam.
New planetoid discovery sets off feud between Spanish, American scientists
Planetoid discovery yields clues about icy edges of solar system.(Knight Ridder Newspapers)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-x-planetoi.html   (177 words)

  
 NASA Notes New Planetoid
Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of a frozen, shiny red world some 8 billion miles from Earth that is the most distant known object in the solar system.
They are calling it a "planetoid," saying it does not meet the definition of a planet.
Named Sedna, after the Inuit goddess who created the sea creatures of the Arctic, the planetoid is 800 to 1,100 miles in diameter, or about three-quarters the size of Pluto, and probably half rock, half ice.
www.meta-religion.com /Astronomy/Planets/nasa_notes_new_planetoid.htm   (612 words)

  
 HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Hubble Observes Planetoid Sedna, Mystery Deepens (04/14/2004) - Release Images
It is surprising that Hubble does not see a suspected moon near the planetoid.
The planetoid appeared to move slightly between exposures, due to the motion of Hubble around Earth and the motion of the Earth around the Sun.
Called retrograde motion, this projection effect was noted by the ancient Greeks as they plotted the periodic backward motion of nearby Mars.
www.hubblesite.org /newscenter/archive/releases/standard/2004/14/image/a   (428 words)

  
 HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Hubble Observes Planetoid Sedna, Mystery Deepens (04/14/2004) - Release Images
It is surprising that Hubble does not see a suspected moon near the planetoid.
The planetoid appeared to move slightly between exposures, due to the motion of Hubble around Earth and the motion of the Earth around the Sun.
Called retrograde motion, this projection effect was noted by the ancient Greeks as they plotted the periodic backward motion of nearby Mars.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/archive/releases/2004/14/image/a   (425 words)

  
 CNN.com - Oddball planetoid missing satellite - Apr 14, 2004
An artist's impression of Sedna, the farthest known planetoid from the Sun over 8 billion miles away.
Its discovery has astronomers arguing over whether to call it a planet or a planetoid, and whether to count it as one of many objects in the Kuiper Belt, where Pluto roams, or the first known example of an expected halo of more distant objects called the Oort Cloud.
An astronomer from the California Institute of Technology, Mike Brown, who led the discovery, said Sedna's slow rotation rate had him convinced there was an unseen satellite exerting a gravitational tug.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/04/14/sedna.strange/index.html   (880 words)

  
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To see more of your planetoid, move the mouse pointer to one of the screen edges and the Edit Screen will move in that direction.
When you are trying to connect one end of a terrain line to its other end, as in an asteroid or your planetoid surface, you must add or erase terrain until the plus boxes are lined up vertically before you can tweak them together.
Planetoid scenery can be composed of several types of objects.
www.xavagus.com /Products/OIDSManual/GameEditor.html   (1484 words)

  
 planetoid - OneLook Dictionary Search
planetoid : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Phrases that include planetoid: planetoid hades, the planetoid
Words similar to planetoid: asteroid, planetoidal, minor planet, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=planetoid   (211 words)

  
 Planetoid 127 eBooks - Edgar Wallace - Visit eBookMall Today!
The information the Professor is receiving has made him rich, but has also made him a powerful enemy, who will stop at nothing to use the Professor's discovery to his own ends.
Planetoid 127 is one of the earliest examples of the 'twin world' story, combined with Edgar Wallace's more traditional crime and thriller themes.
Planetoid 127 is one of the earliest examples of the 'twin worlds' science fiction theme, in combination with the traditional crime/thriller genre of which Edgar Wallace was an acknowledged master.
www.ebookmall.com /ebooks/planetoid-127-wallace-ebooks.htm   (227 words)

  
 New Planetoid Found in Solar System—Most Distant Yet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Summary Astronomers announced Monday the discovery of the most distant object ever found orbiting the sun: a shiny, red body of rock and ice about three-quarters the size of Pluto.
The planetoid is so far out that it takes 10,000 years to circle the sun.
Within days of the planetoid's discovery, telescopes in Chile, Spain, Arizona, and Hawaii observed the object.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/03/0315_040315_planetoid.html   (896 words)

  
 Jaiku | planetoid hsu
Sign up to share your jaikus with planetoid.
Fetched from planetoid's blog 20 hours, 41 minutes ago.
Fetched from planetoid's Photos 1 week, 1 day ago.
planetoid.jaiku.com   (267 words)

  
 Planetoid - FreeFunFiles.com - A free download site
Imprisoned on several large asteroids, or Planetoids, in our solar systems asteroid belt, on which the Ku-Tai have built massive detention centers, the captured men wait for their sentences...
Imprisoned on Planetoid B along with your friend and fellow soldier, Laz, you must escape the prison and discover the truth of the Ku-Tai menace.
-Fight Ku-Tai soldiers, security robots, and dangerous monsters lurking in the bowels under the surface of the planetoid.
www.freefunfiles.com /software/videogames/rpg/planetoid.html   (277 words)

  
 CNN.com - Astronomers spy 'planetoid' half Pluto's size - Feb. 20, 2004
Astronomers said Thursday they have found a frozen object 4.4 billion miles from Earth that appears to be more than half the size of Pluto and larger than the planet's moon.
If confirmed, the so-called planetoid would become the largest object found in our solar system since the ninth planet was first spied in 1930.
Preliminary observations suggest the frozen celestial body is 10 percent larger than Quaoar, an 800-mile-diameter object found in 2002.
edition.cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/02/20/ice.world.ap/index.html   (315 words)

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