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Discovery from Keck telescope detailed as unique

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@Mug -- name1:Mike Brown: @Mug -- chatter1:"It really sticks out as a quite strange object," the Caltech scientist says of Haumea
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COURTESY NASA
Oddly shaped Haumea is the fastest rotating large object in our solar system. It completes a turn on its axis every four hours. It takes 285 Earth years for Haumea to make one orbit around the sun.