|Minor Planet Designation||1 Ceres|
|Asteroid Group||Main Asteroid Belt|
|Orbital Period||4.6 years|
|Diameter (Mean)||924.4 kilometres|
|Notes||The 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.