Ceres: 24 January 2004 00:15 UT

Observations of Ceres, the largest known asteroid, have revealed that the object may be a "mini planet," and may contain large amounts of pure water ice beneath its surface.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park), and M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0527i
Type:Observation
Release date:7 September 2005, 20:30
Size:250 x 250 px

About the Object

Name:Ceres
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
330 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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