Fifth dwarf planet recognized. Discovery claimed by two teams, one was able to claim discovery, while another to name the object. Originally code named Santa, now named after a goddess, whose body was broken up to form the Hawaiian island. Though to have broken up and formed two satellites (made of pure water ice), in addition to a family that shares its orbit, the first such family found in the Kuiper Belt. Originally classified as a classic Kuiper Belt object, it has now been shown to be in 7:12 orbital resonance with Neptune. In a highly inclined orbit similar to Makemake and the third apparent brightest body in the Kuiper Belt. Spins so fast (4 hours), that it is shaped somewhat like a cigar, yet remains in hydrostatic equilibrium. Likely mostly rock with a thin layer of water ice, unusual in that it doesn't show signs of Methane. Surface is mottled, with a large red spot, possibly a crater, though not as extreme as Pluto. Its surface appears to by crystalline ices.
Haumea's Red Spot - A large red spot on Haumea's oblong surface, possibly a crater. It could represent a spot with even higher concentration of crystalline ice as the rest of the surface or it could represent irradiated minerals or organic matter.