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Makemake, formally designated (136472) Makemake, was discovered in Mar 31 2005 by M.E. Brown, C.A. Trujillo, and D.Rabinowitz at Palomar Observatory. It is the third largest known dwarf planet (after Eris and Pluto) and is the second largest known object in the Kuiper belt (after Pluto).
Orbit[edit | edit source]
Makemake averages 45.79 AU from the Sun, with an orbital eccentricity of 0.16. Its orbit is tilted 28.96° from that of Earth. Makemake takes 309.88 Earth-years to orbit the Sun.
Rotation[edit | edit source]
Makemake rotates about its axis once every 7.77 hours.