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Science  23 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5743, pp. 1984
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5743.1984b

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- About 850 planetary scientists gathered here from 4 to 9 September at the 37th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences. Snapshots from the meeting include a recently discovered miniplanet in the outer solar system and a possible mechanism for creating the large number of "irregular" satellites that swing around the giant planets in slow, eccentric, tilted orbits.