136472 Makemake
Makemake (2)
Diameter ~1,500 km
~932 mi.
Distance from the Sun 6.85 billion km
4.25 billion mi.
Number of moons 0
Length of day 0 hours
Length of year 309 years
Atmosphere Components Red or pink color

Makemake (136472) is a dwarf planet and perhaps the largest Kuiper belt object (KBO) in the classical population, with a diameter that is about 2/3 the size of Pluto. Makemake was discovered on March 31, 2005, by a team led by Michael Brown, and announced on July 29, 2005. Makemake was recognized as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in July 2008.