Hubble telescope finds new moon

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The Hubble space telescope has found a tiny moon circling the dwarf planet Makemake.

Makemake is only 1300km wide, much smaller than planet Earth, and its newly discovered moon is just 160km across.

The team who found the moon says it was hard to spot because of how bright Makemake is.

The mini planet is part of the Kuiper belt, an area beyond Neptune that also includes Pluto.

Makemake was previously thought not to have a moon, unlike the other dwarf planets near it. Now it’s no longer the odd one out.

For the time being, Nasa has called the new moon MK2. Hopefully it will be given a more memorable name in the future.

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nobody
5 years ago

that is right!!!

boben qzengo
boben qzengo
5 years ago

Thats a stupid name!
they should name it mini-make!

Daisy
Daisy
5 years ago

That is so cool! I wonder if they will give it a better name, and also a better name because i don’t think MK2 is a very good name for a little moon. That is amazing that they found a new moon though!

Ollie
5 years ago

It should be called MoonMoon

Pokemon
5 years ago

I never knew that!

nathan
5 years ago

mini make is better

jack
5 years ago

year mini make

HA HA HA
5 years ago

They should call it Roman Reigns.

jacqueline
jacqueline
5 years ago

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think MK2 is a fine name but i think it should be called the new moon just for a while so we actually know it is a new planet found!
I think their could still be a better name than MK2.
In my opinion they should call it mini moon. It sounds cute though!
doesn’t it?

Pella
5 years ago

Wow! That so cool.

Pella
5 years ago

Wow

Charley
Charley
5 years ago

MK2 is the name of a classroom at my school!

Duncan Jarm
Duncan Jarm
5 years ago

I think they should call it hubble moon.

Luis
5 years ago

I think they should call it capak

rahman
5 years ago

they should it the finder

rahman
5 years ago

they should call it the finder of mini moons 200000000

rahman
5 years ago

and for the moon john cena

jack
5 years ago

i think the name should be named… the light moon

kool kid
kool kid
5 years ago

that is interesting

IBalisticsquid
5 years ago

They should call it WWE

Pancake
5 years ago

I think they should call the moon mini moon. Because it sounds really cute.

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