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MakeMake is a Kuiper Belt object, a large rock that orbits round outside the orbit of Neptune. It has been categorised as a Trans-Neptunian object. It was discovered on 31st March 2005 by M. E. Brown, C. A. Trujillo, and D. L. Rabinowitz .

The Aphelion of the object is 7,894,762,625 km A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is furthest from the object that it is orbit. At this point, it will then return back to the orbit target. The Perihelion of the object is 5,671,928,586 km A.U. which is the point in the orbit that is closest to the object that it is orbit around.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 6,783,345,606 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital eccentricity is 0.163844964, it is the degree at which MakeMake orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

MakeMake Facts


TypeKuiper Belt Object
Date of Discovery31st March 2005
DiscovererM. E. Brown, C. A. Trujillo, and D. L. Rabinowitz
Aphelion (Furthest)7,894,762,625 km A.U.
Perihelion (Nearest)5,671,928,586 km A.U.
Semi-Major Axis6,783,345,606 km
Orbital Eccentricity0.163844964

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