This image was was taken on the 10-meter telescope at the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. It shows the dwarf planet Eris and its moon Dysnomia (the small bright dot just to the right of Eris).
The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/ GSFC.
StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team
StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments
StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Responsible NASA Official:
If you have comments or questions about the StarChild site, please send them to us.