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This artis't concept of Haumea and its two moons is courtesy of NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI). It shows how the rapid spin of the dwarf planet has made it take on a plump cigar shape. The two moons are drawn much closer to Haumea than they really are.

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StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team
StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments
StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Curator: J.D. Myers
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman