Questions tagged [ceres]

Questions about the dwarf planet, and the largest asteroid n the Solar System, comprising 1/3 of the mass of the asteroid belt. Ceres orbits between Mars and Jupiter.

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What are the white reflections on Ceres?

What are the white reflections on Ceres? https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/dwarf-planets/ceres/overview/
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What's the composition of Ceres?

Strangely, there isn't a lot of information on Ceres on the internet. I want to know the specific percentages of its composition. Thanks in advance!
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What aliphatic compounds were found on Ceres, and how where they identified?

Los Angeles Times's article NASA's Dawn mission finds life's building blocks on dwarf planet Ceres says; While the scientists aren’t sure exactly what the compounds are, the fingerprint is ...
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Is Ceres in the inner solar system or outer solar system?

Do we consider the dwarf planet Ceres to be in the inner solar system or outer solar system (or possibly neither / in between). It is located within the asteroid belt, but is the asteroid belt part ...
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Would I actually be able to see Ceres without shining a really bright torch onto it?

NASA's put out a semi-CGI video of a Ceres flyby using material from the Dawn mission. Now I realise that visibility is relative, even on Earth: I can walk into my basement and not be able to see ...
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Age of Occator Crater

Has any official information been published regarding the estimated age of the Occator crater on Ceres? I ran some quick searches but couldn't find anything putting a definitive (or even speculative) ...
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Subterranean Oceans On Other Planets/Planetoids: How Do Astronomers Deduce This

Recently I have been looking into planetoids in our asteroid belt and I have found one that caught my interest, Ceres. One of the main points that was said about it was that it had a subterranean ...
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Is Ceres a terrestrial-type (dwarf) planet?

Does Ceres belong to the terrestrial-type celestial bodies?
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How easy is it to mine water on Ceres?

It has been suggested by some futuristic or sci fi leaning thinkers, that Ceres' surface might be mined for water to support human exploration and settlement of space. But NASA's Dawn mission and ...
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How long does it take Dawn to orbit Ceres?

I haven't been able to find the orbit time of Dawn around Ceres. Do you know how long it takes?