Haumea

Haumea

Monday, August 26, 2019

Haumea was discovered in March 2003 at the Sierra Nevada Observatory in Spain. The official announcement of its discovery came in 2005, the same year its moons were discovered. Oddly-shaped Haumea is one of the fastest rotating large objects in our solar system. It completes a turn on its axis every four hours. The quick spin elongated the dwarf planet into the unique shape astronomers discovered in 2003. It is roughly the same size as Pluto. Like Pluto and Eris, Haumea orbits our Sun in the Kuiper Belt, a distant zone of icy objects beyond the orbit of Neptune.It takes 285 Earth years for Haumea to make one orbit around our sun. -[NASA]

Changing Data

Rises:
Sets:
Apparent Magnitude:
Illumination:
%
Size (")
Distance in light minutes:
Distance in miles:
0
Distance in AU:

Orbital Data

Rotational Period:
0.163
Orbital Period:
281.93
Perihelion:
5.158 * 109 km
Aphelion:
7.706 * 109 km
Epoch:
2011.08.27
Inclination:
28.22°
Semi-Major Axis:
6.432 * 109 km
Orbit Circumference:
4.001 * 1010 km
Eccentricity:
0.198132061
Ascending Node:
121.95489°
Axial Tilt:
°
Albedo:
Color BV:
0.64
Color UV:
Equatorial Diameter:
1.436 * 103 km
Equatorial Circumference:
0.000 * 100 km
Surface Area:
2.000 * 108 km2
Surface Gravity:
0.44 m/s2
Surface Temperature:
Mass:
4.006 * 1021 kg
Volume:
0.00000 * 100 km3
Density:
3.0 g/cm3
Absolute Magnitude:
0.2