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Centaur

(asteroid-like body orbiting among the outer planets)

Centaur is a term used for minor planets orbiting among the outer planets, i.e., Comet or Asteroid-like. Asteroids are minor planets within Jupiter's orbit, while comets' orbits stretch further out.


(planets,minor,solar system,object type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur_(minor_planet)

Referenced by:
10199 Chariklo

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