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Makemake’s bright red surface and the inferred darker surface of the moon, known as MK2 Image Courtesy of NASA/SwRI/Alex Parker A team led by SwRI’s Dr. Alex Parker discovered a small moon around the Kuiper Belt dwarf planet Makemake. Parker’s illustration shows Makemake’s bright red surface and the inferred darker surface of the moon, known as MK2.
Image Courtesy of NASA/SwRI/Alex Parker