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Dwarf planet Makemake has not of atmosphere- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:10

In the Nature magazine was published an article of a group of scientists from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Granada, Spain, under the leadership of Jose Ortiz, about the fact, that the radiation from a distant star NOMAD 1181-0235723, which took place against the background of a dwarf planet Makemake, helped to the Spanish astronomers found, that a dwarf planet Makemake has no atmosphere. Previously it was thought, that the atmosphere on the dwarf planet Makemake must be present, but, as reported by Jose Ortiz, the first new data about the properties of the planet Makemake refuted the expectations of scientists. Makemake dwarf planet discovered in 2005 by American astronomer Michael Brown, naming it in honor of the god of abundance Mac-make of the inhabitants of Easter Island mythology, Makemake is a large rocky body with a diameter of 1,400 km, the planet is located from the Sun at a distance 52 times farther, than the Earth. Study of the dwarf planet Makemake by group of scientists from the Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia in Granada were performed using a 16 ground-based telescopes, including the VLT, NTT and TRAPPIST, which are located in the La Silla observatory and Paranal in Chile, THE VIDEO:

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