Makemake

Cosma / Communication / Knowledge / Realm / Physical / Universe / Solar System / Kuiper Belt / Makemake

—————————

Introduction1

Encyclopedia

Makemake (minor-planet designation 136472 Makemake) is a dwarf planet and perhaps the largest Kuiper belt object in the classical population, with a diameter approximately two thirds that of Pluto. Makemake has one known satellite, S/2015 (136472) Makemake’s extremely low average temperature, about 30 K (−243.2 °C), means its surface is covered with methane, ethane, and possibly nitrogen ices.

Makemake was discovered on March 31, 2005, by a team led by Michael E. Brown, and announced on July 29, 2005. Initially, it was known as 2005 FY9 and later given the minor-planet number 136472. Makemake was recognized as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in July 2008. Its name derives from Makemake in the mythology of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Solar System Exploration: Makemake (NASA)

Search

WolframAlpha

———————-

Innovation

Science

Planetary Science (NASA/JPL)

————————–

Preservation

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

—————————

Participation

Education

Planets and Dwarf Planets (Ask an Astronomer, Cornell University)

Community

Organization

International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Minor Planet Center (International Astronomical Union)

News

Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

returntotop


More News …

Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories Phys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • 2029 will be the perfect year to launch a mission...
    on January 5, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Object 90377 Sedna—a distant trans-Neptunian object known best for its highly elliptical, 11,390-year long orbit—is currently on its way toward perihelion (its closest approach to the sun) in 2076. After that, Sedna will swing out into deep space again and won't be back for millennia, making this flyby a once-in-a-lifetime (or, once in ~113 lifetimes) opportunity to study an object from the far reaches of our solar system. There are no missions to Sedna in the works just yet, but […]

  • Cracking the mystery of nitrogen ice dynamics on...
    on December 15, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Scientists have unraveled a fascinating new insight into how the landscape of the dwarf-planet Pluto has formed.

  • Evidence supports 'hot start' scenario and early...
    on June 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    The accretion of new material during Pluto's formation may have generated enough heat to create a liquid ocean that has persisted beneath an icy crust to the present day, despite the dwarf planet's orbit far from the sun in the cold outer reaches of the solar system.

  • A new theory to explain how the dunes on Titan...
    on October 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    A trio of researchers with the University of Hawaii has developed a new theory to explain how the dunes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, may have formed. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, Matthew Abplanalp, Robert Frigge and Ralf Kaiser suggest that rather than forming from rainfall, the dunes have formed on the moon's surface.

  • 'Unprecedented' discovery of unique infrared...
    on July 30, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Triton orbits Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, some 2.7 billion miles from Earth—at the cold outer fringe of the Solar System's major planet zone. Surface temperatures hover near absolute zero, so low that common compounds we know as gases on Earth freeze into ices. Triton's atmosphere, which is 70,000 times less dense than Earth's, is composed of nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide.

——–
Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Physical

“Fundamentals”
Law (Constant) Relativity
Force Gravity, Electromagnetism (Light, Color)
Matter (Microscope) Molecule, Atom (Periodic Table), Particle

“Space”
Universe (Astronomical Instrument)
Galaxy Milky Way, Andromeda
Planetary System Star, Brown Dwarf, Planet, Moon

Our Neighborhood
Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Trans-Neptunian Object
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid

——
Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.