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AVERAGE DISTANCE FROM THE SUN

248,771,000 miles
(400,358,000 km)

DIAMETER

585 miles (940 km)

LENGTH OF DAY

9 Earth hours

LENGTH OF YEAR

4.6 Earth years

NUMBER OF MOONS

0

SURFACE TEMPERATURE

-159°F (-106°C)

06 Ceres

Ceres, the first dwarf planet from the sun, is the largest body inside the asteroid belt. It has a dusty, inactive surface filled with impact craters.

NAMING

Discovered in 1801, Ceres was named after the Greek goddess of corn and harvest.

FUN FACTS

Ceres contains a third of the mass of the entire asteroid belt.

 

Ceres’ diameter of 585 miles (940 km) is about the length of the state of Texas.

Exploring the planets, moons and other bodies orbiting our sun.

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