Small Body

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Introduction1

Encyclopedia

Small Solar System body (SSSB) is an object in the Solar System that is neither a planet, nor a dwarf planet, nor a natural satellite. The term was first defined in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

All other objects, except satellites, orbiting the Sun shall be referred to collectively as “Small Solar System Bodies” … These currently include most of the Solar System asteroids, most Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), comets, and other small bodies. — Wikipedia

Portal

Solar System Exploration: Small Body (NASA)

Innovation

Science

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Preservation

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books

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Participation

Education

More to Explore: Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites (NASA)
Comets, Meteors & Asteroids (Ask an Astronomer, Cornell University)

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

News

Science Daily, Phys.org, NPR Archives

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Knowledge Realm

Physical

“Fundamentals”
Law (Constant) Relativity
Force Gravity, Electromagnetism (Light, Color)
Matter (Microscope) Molecule, Atom (Periodic Table), Particle

“Space”
Universe (Astronomical Instrument)
Galaxy Milky Way, Andromeda
Planetary System Star, Brown Dwarf, Planet, Moon

Our Neighborhood
Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Trans-Neptunian Object
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid

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Notes

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