News Release Archive:

News Release 33 of 1057

April 26, 2016 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-18

Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting the Dwarf Planet Makemake


Image: Makemake and Its Moon (Non-Annotated)

Makemake and Its Moon (Non-Annotated)

Screen-use options: These files are created for viewing on your monitor

Highest-quality download options: The best resolution available

Object Names: Makemake, Dwarf Planet (136472), Moon S/2015 (136472) 1, MK 2

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Parker and M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute)


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Makemake and Its Moon Image Type: Astronomical Makemake and Its MoonPRC2016-18a

All images from this news release:

To access available information and downloadable versions of images in this news release, click on any of the images below: