- Hawaiian hau ("ruler") (archaic) + mea ("reddish brown"), "red ruler". (Wiktionary)
“Radioactivity and gravity may be why the strange football-shaped dwarf planet known as Haumea and its moons are unexpectedly sheathed in crystalline ice, shining in space, researchers suggest.”
“Many researchers believe there was a collision that occurred one billion years ago between a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt known as Haumea and another object that caused Haumea's icy mantle to break into a dozen or so smaller bodies, including 55636.”
“It will be called Haumea, after the goddess of childbirth and fertility in Hawaiian mythology.”
“Named after a Hawaiian mother goddess, Haumea also must have suffered a collision in its past, one that sent large shards of ice, including two moons, into its orbital track around the sun.”
“The highly tilted orbit of Haumea and elongated one of Sedna suggest something even more dramatic perhaps shook up the early comet belt, such as a supernova blast from a nearby star's implosion.”
“The few largest ones, including Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris have one crucial feature that distinguishes them from the other objects in the Kuiper Belt.”
“There are several other spherical Kuiper Belt Objects that should also be considered planets–Haumea, Makemake, and Eris–as well as Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.”
“The brothers return to Oahu, and Kaulu kills Haumea, a female spirit, at Niuhelewai, by catching her in a net got from Makalii.”
“In the course of these appear Wakea and his three wives, Haumea, Papa, and Hoohokukalani.”
“Yes, Haumea was the mother, and Kua-ha-ilo  was the father:”
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