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NASA, ESA, and A. Parker (Southwest Research Institute)

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Weird Dark Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Makemake, one of the "big four" dwarf planets in the solar system, has officially joined the club of tiny worlds with their own satellites.

June 28, 2016
12:54 PM EDT
The moon over Makemake is faint but visible on the left, but completely lost in the glare of the parent dwarf on the right. | NASA/Hubble WFC3/SwRI/Alex Parker