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10 Facts About the Dwarf Planet Haumea

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Radioactive Core Encases Dwarf Planet In Ice

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A thin shell of ice formed by a continuous cycle of heating and freezing gives Haumea, a distant dwarf planet discovered in 2004, its distinctive glimmer in deep space. Astronomers knew Haumea had a frosty coating, but they didn’t k...

Dwarf planet Haumea shines with crystalline ice

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The fifth dwarf planet of the Solar System, Haumea, and at least one of its two satellites, are covered in crystalline water-ice due to the tidal forces between them and the heat of radiogenic elements.

Hunting for Moons of Dwarf Planet Haumea

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A Deep Search for Additional Satellites around the Dwarf Planet HaumeaAuthors:Burkhart et alAbstract:Haumea is a dwarf planet with two known satellites, an unusually high spin rate, and a large collisional family, making it one of t...

The size, shape, density and ring of the dwarf planet Haumea from a stellar occultation

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Haumea—one of the four known trans-Neptunian dwarf planets—is a very elongated and rapidly rotating body. In contrast to other dwarf planets, its size, shape, albedo and density are not well constrained. The Centaur Chariklo was the...

Haumea, one of the strangest objects in the Solar System

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On Sept. 17, 2008, a trans-Neptunian minor planet previously known as 2003 EL61 was classified as the fifth dwarf planet in our solar system and named Haumea, after the goddess of childbirth and... This is content summary only. Plea...


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