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Astronomers Discover Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet

Astronomers have discovered a moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake. Makemake is the second brightest dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt after Pluto. Called S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2, the moon was spotted in April of 2015 using the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers say the moon is about 21,000 kilometers from Makemake and is about 161 kilometers across. The Kuiper Belt is believed to be made up of leftover material from the creation of the solar system about 4.5 billion...

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