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Makemake and its moon (arrow)
Discovery date2016
S/2015 (136472) 1
minor-planet moon
Orbital characteristics
12 d
Satellite ofMakemake
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
175 km

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]

References[change | change source]

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