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Scientists investigate the ring of a dwarf planet.

Publicado em 08 maio 2019
Discovered in 2004, Haumea is a dwarf planet located beyond the orbit of Pluto in a region of the solar system called the Kuiper Belt. Pluto was demoted from the category of full-fledged planets in 2006 due to the discovery of Haumea and other dwarf planets. Haumea was officially recognized as a dwarf planet in 2008. Its ellipsoidal shape resembles that of the ball used in rugby or American football. It has two moons and a ring. Because of its ring, Haumea is a member of a group of objects in [...]