A stellar occultation reveals the properties of Makemake

The occultation allowed determining the size, shape and albedo of Makemake, and showed that it has no global Pluto-like atmosphere


Makemake planet

Artistic representation of surface of exoplanet called Makemake (ESO/L. Calcada).


J.L.Ortiz et al., Albedo and atmospheric constraints of dwarf planet Makemake from a stellar occultation. Nature DOI 10.1038/nature11597

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