Today I will be talking about Ceres, one of the dwarf planets in out solar system. I hope you like my blog.

  1.  Every single dwarf planet is located in the Kuiper belt except for Ceres, which is located right in the asteroid belt.
  2. Ceres orbit takes 4.6 earth years to completely orbit.
  3. It takes nine hours and four minuets to completely rotate.
  4. Ceres can’t be seen with the human eye, unless the circumstances are just right.
  5. Ceres for a century was considered an actual planet , then an asteroid, then a dwarf planet.
  6. Ceres name comes from the Roman goddess of agriculture and corn.
  7. It is also 1/3 of the asteroid belts mass even though it is the smallest thing in the solar system.
  8.  Ceres also has a weird white spot that scientists  can not explain, but they seem to dim and brighten slowly. It is guessed to be hydrated magnesium sulfates (Epson Salts).
  9. Its temperature is about 221 degrees Fahrenheit.(105 degrees Celsius)
  10. It has more water than earth even all together, it is covered by a dusty clay like surface.
  11. Ceres is the only dwarf planet is our solar system that does not have a moon.
  12. It was discovered in 1st January 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi.
  13. It is between Mars and Jupiter and is the only planet in the inner solar system.
  14. Pluto is 14 times larger than Ceres and is the same size as Texas.
  15. Ceres is 25% water and has more water than earth.

I hope you all enjoyed my blog. My next blog will be about a different dwarf planet.

2 comments Add yours
  1. Dude, bring it to you spell check before you post. It sounds like it orbits extremely quickly. If the planets is 25% water, does that mean that it can support life? Can you please edit this post and add a featured image of CEres.

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