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Makemake, the Moonless Dwarf Planet, Has a Moon After All

New York Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In addition to Pluto, three other Kuiper belt objects have been recognized as dwarf planets: Haumea, Makemake, Eris. Pluto has five moons. Haumea has two moons. Eris has one moon. It had seemed that Makemake, (pronounced MAH-kay MAH-kay), 890 ...

A Moon for Makemake

The Planetary Society (blog) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The solar system beyond Neptune is full of worlds hosting moons. The dwarf planets Pluto, Eris, and Haumea are all known to have one or moons orbiting them.

How Do We Terraform Ceres?

Universe Today - ‎13 hours ago‎
We continue our “Definitive Guide to Terraforming” series with a look at another body in our Solar System - the dwarf planet Ceres. Like many moons in the outer Solar System, Ceres is a world of ice and rock, and is the largest body in the Asteroid Belt.

Hubble Just Discovered Another Moon Hiding At The Back Of Our Solar System – Here Are The Details

Collective Evolution - ‎May 3, 2016‎
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope just found a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, which is the second brightest icy dwarf planet in our system after Pluto in the Kulper Belt. Some of our readers might know NASA as an acronym for Never A Straight Answer, ...
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Researchers Working to Solve Planet 9 Mystery

Voice of America - ‎May 4, 2016‎
These little planetoids are called dwarf planets, because they are much smaller than Earth. Pluto - the former ninth planet in our solar system before it was 'demoted' from planetary status - is one, then there's Eris, and Makemake, and a host of others.
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Hubble Telescope finds tiny moon orbiting dwarf planet

State of the State KS (subscription) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Planetary scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a dark mini-moon orbiting the distant dwarf planet Makemake. This Hubble image reveals the first moon ever discovered around the dwarf planet Makemake. Beyond Pluto lies a dwarf ...

2006: a space oddity – the great Pluto debate

The Guardian - ‎May 1, 2016‎
As the consequence of the findings of an ambitious planetary astronomer, the elite group of nine planets has overnight shrunk to eight, and your mission is now heading towards a “dwarf planet”, just another piece of ice and rock in the vast Kuiper belt ...
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Proposal for extended New Horizons mission submitted to NASA

SpaceFlight Insider - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Among these 20 objects are three dwarf planets, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris, along with several candidate dwarf planets such as Ixion and Quaoar, which are believed to be large enough to be spherical. The spacecraft will also study gas, dust, and plasma ...

A good moon is hard to find -- but Pluto's 'little sister' just got one

The Keene Sentinel - ‎May 1, 2016‎
First Makemake, the icy dwarf planet that hangs out in the Kuiper Belt, helped get Pluto bumped from the official planet list: In the mid-2000s, scientists argued that the just-discovered trans-Neptunian objects Makemake and Eris should join Pluto ...

How do we know there's a Planet 9?

Phys.Org - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Eris was discovered in 2005, which caused astronomers to create a whole new classification of dwarf planet, and ultimately downgrading Pluto.

Does the Solar System Really Have a Ninth Planet?

The Wire - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
It explains the existence of several objects with large perihelions, like the famous dwarf planet Sedna. These objects are on a different plane from the rest of the planets and the sun, and their closest approach to the sun is at an extreme distance ...
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