Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Third largest dwarf planet has no air cover, learn about Makemake


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Makemake is the third largest dwarf planet in the solar system, which was discovered on 31 March 2005 and recognized by the International Astronomical Union IAU (July 2008). Makemake was believed to be the only one of four dwarf planets with no moons until his only moon was discovered in April 2016.

Makemake is the second brightest body in the Couper belt after Pluto, yet it was hard to find, as it was discovered during the search for planets passing through Neptune.

Makemake Qamarah One:

The only moon was discovered in April 2016, and it was called MK 2, Estimated 160 km, and the moon was monitored about 20,000 km from Makemake through images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Air cover:

Astronomers believed that dwarf planet had a weather similar to Joe Pluto’s, but found that he often lacked gas cover after several research and data.

The planet was named after three years of discovery. the planet was named after the Easter Islands Rapa Nui people’s God of Fertility.

Read also: Hubble telescope captures a galaxy moving toward Earth

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