Friday, July 17, 2009
Haumea in the News
Dwarf planet Haumea was discovered at Palomar by Mike Brown and his colleagues back in 2003. Earlier this week the Ethiopian Review put out a story on it: The Weirdest Object in the Solar System. Also, Centauri Dreams, the news forum of the Tau Zero Foundation, posted Fast Orbiter to Haumea and Haumea: Technique and Rationale. While you are over there you might also be interested in reading Cryovolcanism on Charon (Pluto's largest moon) which suggests that liquid water volcanoes could still erupt on Charon and another Palomar discovered world Quaoar.