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Ceres

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Ceres
Distances:
From Sun: 445,410,000 km
From Sun: 2.55 AU
Orbit:
An orbit is "once around" to the exact same place again.
Days:
A Day on Ceres is 9 hours long
Discovered by:
Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1846)
(An Italian Monk)
Originally classified as an asteroid, later as a Dwarf Planet.
January 1, 1801
Gravity:
Ceres has not nearly the same Gravity as Earth. you would only weight 2.8% as much on Venus.
Or gravity is 0.028 G
Temperature:
Maximum Temperature: -105 °C




Minimum Temperature: -38 °C
Circumference:
Ceres' circumference is 950 km around!
MASS
Ceres is less massive than the Earth. It is only 0.0015% as big as the Earth, or 0.00015
Earths
.
Name:
Ceres
Named After
: Demeter, Greek Goddess of agriculture and abundance
Orbit (Earth years): 4.6
Atmosphere:
Signs indicate possible water vapor.

Atmosphere appears to "come and go" depending on solar activity.

Surface:
Lots of Craters
Moons:
Rings:
Magnetic Field:
none
none
none
How old would you be if you
were a Ceresian?
Probes:
Just 1 probe. The Dawn spacecraft
Currently in orbit around Ceres.
water ice, with small amounts of other
carbon
ates.
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