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Does This Nearby Dwarf Planet Have Water?

Micro-Planet? Asteroid? Dwarf Planet? Embryonic Planet? Will someone tell poor Ceres what it is already?

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Dawn spacecraft delivers new image of dwarf planet Ceres

“As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration images taken in early December”

Discovery of the Asteroids

“The controversy over whether Pluto should be given a minor planet number and possibly be demoted from the ranks of the major planets reminds me of a similar controversy that occurred 150 years ago.”

Solar System Exploration

“Scientists describe Ceres as an “embryonic planet.” Gravitational perturbations from Jupiter billions of years ago prevented it from becoming a full-fledged planet. Ceres ended up among the leftover debris of planetary formation in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.”
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