Makemake

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noun Ma·ke·ma·ke \ˌmä-kā-ˈmä-kā\

Definition of Makemake

astronomy

  1. :  a dwarf planet that orbits within the Kuiper belt with a mean distance from the sun of 46 astronomical units (6.85 billion kilometers) and a diameter of approximately 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) As well as being a remarkable moon in its own right, Triton may be giving us a hazy picture of all the unexplored dwarf planets—not just Pluto, but also Eris, Makemake, Haumea and probably dozens more that wander in the outer darkness of the solar system. — New Scientist, 27 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of makemake

2008


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