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1 Ceres

Minor Planet Designation1 Ceres
Asteroid GroupMain Asteroid Belt
Orbital Period4.6 years
Distance from the Sun2.5577 - 2.9773 AU
382,626,000 - 445,398,000 km
237,753,000 - 276,757,000 miles
Diameter (Mean)924.4 kilometres
NotesThe rocky surface of Ceres is heavily cratered, with a small number of distinctive bright spots standing out against the darker surface rocks.

The largest of the asteroids by far, Ceres' diameter is nonetheless less than 1,000 km, about a third of the diameter of Pluto.


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