25th November 2019


Which planet is called a dwarf planet?

Objects recognized by the IAU as dwarf planets
NameRegion of the Solar SystemPlanetary discriminant
CeresAsteroid belt0.33
PlutoKuiper belt (plutino)0.077
HaumeaKuiper belt (12:7)0.020
MakemakeKuiper belt (cubewano)0.02

In this manner, why is makemake called Makemake?

Makemake (pronounced mah-kee-mah-kee) is named after the god of fertility in Rapanui mythology. The Rapanui are the native people of Easter Island. Along with fellow dwarf planets Pluto and Haumea, Makemake is located in the Kuiper Belt, a region outside the orbit of Neptune.

Why is it called a dwarf planet?

Because it has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, Pluto is considered a dwarf planet. It orbits in a disc-like zone beyond the orbit of Neptune called the Kuiper belt, a distant region populated with frozen bodies left over from the solar system's formation.

Who discovered planet Makemake?

Chad Trujillo
Michael E. Brown
David L. Rabinowitz
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