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HAUMEA (DWARF PLANET)

Haumea is believed to be an elongated elliptical shaped body, which rotates rapidly on its axis, completing a full revolution in just under four hours.

Haumea with one of its moons, Hi'iaka.


Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope, ESA/NASA.

Haumea Facts

Diameter: approximately 1,920 × 1,540 × 990 kilometres, or 1,190 × 960 × 620 miles

Distance from the Sun: 6,465,000,000 kilometres (6 billion, 465 million kilometres),or 4,017,000,000 miles (4 billion and 17 million miles)

Rotation period (day): 3.9155 Earth hours

Orbital period (year): 284.12 Earth years or 103,774 Earth days

Surface temperature: less than - 220 degrees Celsius (- 360 degrees Fahrenheit)

Moons: 2 in total, namely Namaka and Hi'iaka.