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The Dwarf Planet Ceres

Dwarf Planet Ceres

A Hubble Space Telescope view of dwarf planet Ceres

Some basic facts about Ceres

Dwarf PlanetCeres
Radius (kilometers)960 x 932
Orbital Distance from the Sun (kilometers)413937308
Rotation Period (hours)9.075
Mass (Million Metric Tons)870000000
Density (grams/cubic centimeter)1.98
Year Discovered1801

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