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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #6)

Thu May 30, 2013, 08:58 PM

7. It seems to meet both definitions: 1) round(ish), 2) cleared its orbit. As for 3) if it hasn't

avoided the orbit of other more massive asteroids, it would itself be in orbit.

I'd argue it's a planet.

The fact that it appears to have a moon is extraordinary. Almost off the charts.

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