Haumea

26/07/2021

Haumea was discovered in 2004 by the famous astronomer Mike Brown from the Palomar Observatory. Haumea is a dwarf planet and according to sources weighs only 1/1400 of the total mass of the Earth, so it is very small. One of the planet's observers is David Rabinowitz of Yale University and Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii. Haumea surrounds the Sun in 284 years. After Pluto and Makmake, this one, although small, is the third brightest celestial body in the Kuiper belt. Some scientists and researchers claim that there is a ring around Haumea, but nothing has been confirmed. Haumea has two confirmed satellites, named Haumea I Hiʻiaka and Haumea II Namaka. And its satellites appear near the edge of the Earth, because they have large orbits.