Ceres: 24 January 2004 02:52 UT

Observations of Ceres, the largest known asteroid, have revealed that the object may be a "mini planet," sharing many characteristics of the rocky, terrestrial planets like Earth.

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:opo0527j
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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