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…


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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