Dwarf planetism is a rare condition which affects 3 out of every 11 planets in each solar system. The cause of dwarf planetism is not entirely certain, but it has been linked to the use of dwarf scientists in astronomy.
- Is in orbit around the Sun
- Has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape
- Has not "cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit
- Is not a satellite of a planet, or other nonstellar body
As of present, there is no cure for dwarf planetism.