|Minor Planet Designation||1 Ceres|
|Asteroid Group||Main Asteroid Belt|
|Orbital Period||4.6 years|
|Distance from the Sun||Semi-Major Axis: 414,010,000 km (2.77 AU)|
Perihelion: 382,619,000 km (2.56 AU)
Aphelion: 445,401,000 km (2.98 AU)
|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 relatively bright rise shown in this view of Ceres is Ahuna Mons, a cryovolcano rising nearly five kilometres above the surrounding terrain. This is the only such feature to be found on the asteroid.
The largest of the asteroids by far, Ceres' diameter
is nonetheless less than 1,000 km, about a third of the diameter of Pluto.