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  • proper n. the Inuit goddess of the sea and marine animals
  • proper n. a large trans-Neptunian object in an eccentric detached orbit that never brings it close to the Kuiper belt

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  • n. a planetoid of rock and ice about three-quarters the size of Pluto discovered in 2003; the most distant object known to orbit around the sun

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Examples

  • And last week astronomer Michael Brown of Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced a new planetoid that he dubbed Sedna after the Inuit sea goddess -- in an area three times farther away than Pluto that scientists had previously thought was empty.

    Michael Brown

  • One of the Google alerts I run, well, alerted me to the fact that something called Sedna RSS is catching our RSS feed and in effect reposting Slaw.

    Slaw Réchauffé — Slaw

  • One of the Google alerts I run, well, alerted me to the fact that something called Sedna RSS is catching our RSS feed and in effect reposting Slaw 1.

    Slaw » Slaw Réchauffé » Print

  • HORKHEIMER: Well, I think we're going to have a lot of fun with this in the future because, you know, if this new object becomes classified as a planet, then why shouldn't we classify Sedna, which is just a little bit smaller than Pluto and was discovered in 2004, by the same people, incidentally, why shouldn't that be classified as a planet?

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2005

  • Little is known about Sedna, which is probably composed mostly of ice in the Kuiper belt.

    Astronomy: Gaining Perspective

  • The planetoid known as Sedna is more than 8 billion miles from the sun.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2004

  • Scientists' first clue to the existence of Nemesis was the bizarre orbit of a dwarf planet called Sedna.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • My current handset weighs a tonne and seems very little spoken about in the world of Windows Mobile Handsets (It's the HTC P6500, otherwise known as the Sedna) and anyone who knows this phone will know its MASSIVE! although the fingerprint reader is awesome!

    MoDaCo WinMo News

  • I think it was a rush to demote Pluto from being a planet, where I suppose the other "plutoids," such as Sedna would also be a planet.

    New Hubble Images Show Pluto is Changing | Universe Today

  • The Binary Research Institute (BRI) has found that orbital characteristics of the recently discovered planetoid, "Sedna," demonstrate the possibility that our sun might be part of a binary star system.

    April 25th, 2006

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