Haumea's Shape and Composition

@inproceedings{Dunham2019HaumeasSA,
  title={Haumea's Shape and Composition},
  author={E. Dunham and S. Desch and L. Probst},
  year={2019}
}
  • E. Dunham, S. Desch, L. Probst
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • We have calculated the figure of equilibrium of a rapidly rotating, differentiated body to determine the shape, structure, and composition of the dwarf planet Haumea. Previous studies of Haumea’s light curve have suggested Haumea is a uniform triaxial ellipsoid consistent with a Jacobi ellipsoid with axes ≈ 960 × 774 × 513 km, and bulk density ≈ 2600 kg m−3. In contrast, observations of a recent stellar occultation by Haumea indicate its axes are ≈ 1161 × 852 × 523 km and its bulk density… CONTINUE READING

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