Dwarf Planet Gets Hawaiian Name: Haumea

After years of dispute, the last unnamed dwarf planet in the solar system has finally gotten a name. It will be called Haumea, after the goddess of childbirth and fertility in Hawaiian mythology…

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Two teams claimed the discovery of 2003 EL61, one of four objects beyond Neptune that are classified as dwarf planets. It will now be known as Haumea (Illustration: Ann Feild/STScI/ESA/NASA)

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