136108 Haumea
Haumea (2)
Diameter ~1,150 km
~715 mi.
Distance from the Sun 6.5 billion km
4.03 billion mi.
Nickname(s) MP136108
Number of moons 2
Length of day 0 days
Length of year 285 years
Atmosphere Components Any

Haumea (136108) is a dwarf planet located beyond Neptune's orbit. Just one-third the mass of Pluto, it was discovered in 2004 by a team headed by Mike Brown of Caltech at the Palomar Observatory in the United States and, in 2005, by a team headed by J. L. Ortiz at the Sierra Nevada Observatory in Spain, though the latter claim has been contested and thus is not official. On September 17, 2008, it was recognized as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and named after Haumea, the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth.