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1 Ceres

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1 Ceres a.k.a. Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is composed of rock and ice, is 950 km in diameter, containing a third of the mass of the asteroid belt. It is the largest asteroid, and the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System. It was the first asteroid to be discovered, on 1 January 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi in Palermo, though at first it was considered to be a planet. The unmanned Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Ceres in early 2015.

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Google previewFood and Recipes of China (1999)

by Theresa M. Beatty

The biggest asteroid known is called 1 Ceres. It is over 550 mi es wide. That's the distance from the state of New York to the state of North Caro ina! Asteroids orbit the sun just like the planets, but meteors do not. > The moons orbiting some ...

Google previewComets and Asteroids (1997)

by Amanda Davis

The biggest asteroid known is called 1 Ceres. It is over 550 mi es wide. That's the distance from the state of New York to the state of North Caro ina! S Asteroids orbit the sun ¡ust like the « planets, but meteors do not. A The moons orbiting some ...

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Love would soon perish, unless nourished by Ceres and Bacchus.
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