Distance from the sun: 2.77
Revolution: 1680 days
Number of moons: more than 181 moons
Where is located: it is in the asteroid belt
Who discovered it: Giuseppe Piazzi
When it was discovered: January 1,1801
- Located in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
- Ceres has a mystery bright spot .
- Ceres may harbor a subsurface ocean.
- It may have an atmosphere.
I still want to learn about Ceres
How was formed?
Is there any sign of life?
Why was Ceres the first considered to be an asteroid?
What's Ceres mysterious spot?
What is the size of the dwarf planet Ceres?
Ceres is a dwarf planet, the only one located in the inner reaches of the solar system; the rest lie at the outer edges, in the Kuiper Belt. While it is the smallest of the known dwarf planets, it is the largest object in the asteroid belt.
How far is Ceres from the sun in miles?
Johann Elert Bode believed Ceres to be the "missing planet" he had proposed to exist between Mars and Jupiter, at a distance of 419 million km (2.8 AU) from the Sun.
What are the dwarf planets in our solar system?
Pluto was known as the smallest planet in the solar system and the ninth planet from the sun. Today, Pluto is called a "dwarf planet." A dwarf planet orbits the sun just like other planets, but it is smaller. A dwarf planet is so small it cannot clear other objects out of its path.
What is the temperature of the dwarf planet Ceres?
Both Earth and Ceres use the Sun as a key heat source, while Europa takes its heat from its tidal interaction with Jupiter. In addition, the surface temperature of the dwarf planet averages 130 to 200 degrees Kelvin, compared to Earth's 300 K, while Europa is a frosty 50 to 110 K