The Moons of Haumea
The two moons orbiting Haumea
are small without the mass/self-gravity necessary to assume a spherical shape:
 named after the patron goddess of Hawaii and daughter of Haumea,
was discovered by M. E. Brown, David Rabinowitz and the rest of the
California Institute of Technology team on January 26, 2005. This
larger and brighter satellite of Haumea has a diameter of about 310
kilometers, a surface composition similar to its primary (probable
confirmation of the impact theory) and no apparent atmosphere.
 named after a daughter of Haumea a water spirit, was discovered by
M. E. Brown, Chad Trujillo and the rest of the Caltech team on June 30,
2005. It has a diameter of about 170 kilometers, a surface
similar in composition to the larger moon (a thin layer of water ice
surrounding a rocky core) and no atmosphere.
nicknamed Rudolph because of its affiliation with Haumea (Santa).
nicknamed Blitzen because of its affiliation with Haumea (Santa).
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