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Dwarf Planet Update

Post 1

shagbark

One Dwarf planet that we have not yet written an article is Haumake.
here is a link to what its discoverer says.
http://www.mikebrownsplanets.com/2008/09/haumea.html


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Post 2

shagbark

I should have proofread that before listing the name.
It is Haumea
here is another look at it
http://jtintle.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/haumea-of-the-outer-solar-system/


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Post 3

shagbark

And here is a little on Makemake
http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Planet-Dwarfs-Makemake.htm


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Post 4

shagbark

and another candidate for Dwarf Planet ,smaller than those listed, is Ixion
with an orbit 30 to 49 AU at an angle of 19.6 degrees
it goes around the sun once in 249.45 years
Debate continues on how large it is
Spitzer scientists originally said 650 KM
Hubble scientists said 760 KM
and a team of scientists at the La Silla Observatory ( Chile) said it was 1065 KM


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