Ceres and The Asteroid Belt Picture

Ceres and The Asteroid Belt

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

A dwarf planet, 945 kilometers in diameter, it’s the largest of the minor planets and the 33rd-largest known body in the Solar System, and composes about one third of the mass of the asteroid belt.

Identified by Giuseppe Piazzi, in 1801, it was originally considered a planet, but was reclassified as an asteroid in the 1850s.

Ceres has an internal ocean of liquid water under the layer of ice.

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