Ceres is an asteroid in the asteroid belt. Because it is spherical, it is also considered a Dwarf Planet, making it the only Dwarf Planet in the asteroid belt, and the smallest Planet. Ceres is oblate.
Ceres was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi on January 1st, 1801. It was the first asteroid found in the asteroid belt. Ceres was originally considered a planet, but it was later classified as a Dwarf Planet in 2006. The Dawn space probe, which has already visited the asteroid Vesta and reached Ceres in Apr 2015.
- Ceres contains 1/3 of the mass of the asteroid belt.
- It is tilted 3° on its axis.
- Ceres is made of a mixture of water ice and various hydrated minerals such as carbonates and clays.
- Ceres is the smallest dwarf planet.
- Ceres has a surface area slightly larger than Argentina
- One Cererian day is 9 earth hours long.
- One Cererian year is 4.6 earth years long.
- Ceres has no known moons.
- Ceres has more fresh water than Earth.
- You can't see Ceres with the naked eye.
- Ceres is round like planets.