Makemake's moon

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)

For more information, visit:

Leave a Reply