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Makemake

Kuiper belt object 2005 FY9, now known as Makemake, on 7/11/2008 has been given a name and been classified as a dwarf planet, more exactly as a plutoid.

Distance from the Sun: 38.5 - 53 AU
Mass: 0.0007 * Earth
Diameter: circa 0.14 * Earth (1800 km)
Orbit period: 309.88 years
Moons: 0

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07/15/2008

    Makemake
Graphic: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

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