Why should you wonder about Makemake, and why should I wonder about Makemake, and for that matter, why should anybody wonder about Makemake? Actually, I can't think of any good reason to wonder about Makemake. I guess before we go any further, you should know how to pronounce it. You say it like this: MAH-keh MAH-keh It is a dwarf planet with a tilted orbit out beyond Pluto. Here are the orbits; the red one is Pluto, the green orbit is Haumea, and the blue one is Makemake:
The above mentioned objects are all TNOs. OK, I suppose you want to know what a TNO is, so I will tell you. TNO stands for trans Neptunium Objects. Here are some of the largests:
OK, I am going to stop here because you already had enough strange names thrown at you. Speaking of objects getting thrown at us, we have recently been hit with a couple of fair sized meteorites, one injuring about a thousand people in Russia.
The universe and the small part of it that we call our solar system is a dynamic and ever changing place. Sometimes for the good of humans and sometimes not. Keep looking upward, especially on a clear night, and behold the wonders!!! Now, you all have a great day and don't get hit with any wayward space objects, you hear?