MK2

only known natural satellite of the dwarf planet Makemake

MK2 is a moon of the dwarf planet Makemake. It was discovered in 2016. Its orbital period around Makemake is around 12 days. It is about 175 kilometers across.[1]

MK2
Makemake moon Hubble image with legend (cropped).jpg
Makemake and its moon (arrow)
Discovery
Discovery date2016
Designations
S/2015 (136472) 1
minor-planet moon
Orbital characteristics
12 d
Satellite ofMakemake
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
175 km

ReferencesEdit

  1. Parker, Alex Harrison, et al. "Taking The Measure of Makemake's Moon." AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 48. 2016.