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Our Solar System
"A quiz on the dwarf planet Makemake."
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Before being named Makemake, the object was given the nickname Easter Bunny. Why was this?
Its discoverer owned a pet bunny
Thermal scans revealed a bunny shaped image on the surface
It was discovered around Easter
It was discovered on the vernal equinox
It's common knowledge that major astronomical discoveries are named after deities. What culture does the name Makemake come from?
Easter Island tribes
In the artwork made by the civilization that worships Makemake, the god is often depicted with what creatures?
What constellation was Makemake first seen in?
Was Makemake seen by Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto?
Is Makemake's orbit affected by Uranus?
In terms of brightness, how did Makemake compare to other KBOs (Kuiper Belt objects) when it was discovered?
Too dim to tell
Does Makemake ever have an atmosphere?
It comes and goes unpredictably
What is Makemake's assumed escape velocity?
About 0.75 km/s
About 1.77 km/s
About 300 km/s
About 2.4 km/s
Unlike other TNOs (Trans-Neptunian Objects), Makemake has a nearly circular orbit.
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Compiled Jan 23 13