Moon discovered orbiting dwarf planet Makemake

The dwarf planet Makemake (pronounced Mah-kay Mah-kay), in the Kuiper Belt, has been shown by the Hubble Space Telescope to possess a moon.

The arrow in the image below points to the newly discovered satellite, orbiting Makemake, the bright object at the centre of the image.

Makemake's moon
Makemake’s moon. Image Credits: NASA, ESA, and A. Parker and M. Buie (SwRI) (click to enlarge)

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Neutrino source pinpointed for first time

The IceCube neutrino telescope in Antarctica, the Fermi gamma ray telescope in low earth orbit and an array of radio telescopes across the Southern Hemisphere, have been used collaboratively to pinpoint a neutrino source in deep space for the first time.

The neutrinos were shown to have originated in a active supermassive black hole at the centre of a quaser, 9.1 billion light years away, in the constellation of Centaurus.

Professor Sergei Gulyaev of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has called the discovery “as significant as that of gravitational waves“.

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