Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Simulation of transit of Haumea by its moon Namaka

Simulation of transit of Haumea by its moon Namaka
Simulation of transit of Haumea by its moon Namaka The strangely-shaped Kuiper belt object Haumea has two known moons, Namaka and Hi'iaka. The inner one, Namaka, just happens to be orbiting Haumea in such a geometry that it -- and its shadow -- cross Haumea's disk as viewed from Earth. Mike Brown / Darin Ragozzine

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