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Makemake is likely to be so cold that its surface is probably covered with methane, ethane and nitrogen ice.

Makemake as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope, ESA/NASA.

Makemake Facts

Diameter: about 1,500 x 1,430 kilometres, or 930 x 890 miles

Surface temperature: about -230 degrees Celsius, or -380 degrees Fahrenheit

Distance from the Sun: 6,838,860,000 kilometres (6 billion, 838 million, 860 thousand kilometres), or 4,249,470,000 miles (4 billion, 249 million, 470 thousand miles)

Rotation period (day): 7.7 Earth hours

Orbital period (year): 309.09 Earth years or 112,897 Earth days

Moons: S/2015 (136472) 1

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