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Submission + - IAU names fifth dwarf planet Haumea

Kligat writes: The International Astronomical Union has renamed the dwarf planet Haumea and its two moons Hi'iaka and Namaka, after the Hawaiian fertility goddess, the patron goddess of Hawaii, and a water spirit. The cigar-shaped body is speculated to have resulted from its short rotational period of only four hours. Holding up the reclassification of the body as a dwarf planet was a dispute over its discovery between the groups of José Luis Ortiz Moreno and Michael E. Brown.

Maybe it's time to split off the dwarf planets into their own mnemonic.
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IAU names fifth dwarf planet Haumea

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