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Ceres

(1 Ceres)
(dwarf planet and largest asteroid)

Ceres (1 Ceres) is the largest asteroid and the first discovered, and now classified as a dwarf planet, being spherical due to its own gravity. It lies in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It was termed a planet when it was first discovered in 1801, but after numerous asteroids were discovered, the convention grew to distinguish asteroids from planets. Characteristics:

It has no moons.


(minor planet,asteroid)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet)
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~01.5AU~0lynearestCeres
~04AU~0lyfurthestCeres

Referenced by pages:
asteroid
Dawn
dwarf planet
facula
planet
Planet Nine
protoplanet
Titius-Bode law

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