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  1 Ceres - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ceres was assigned a planetary symbol, and remained listed as a planet in astronomy books and tables (along with 2 Pallas, 3 Juno and 4 Vesta) for about half a century until further asteroids were discovered.
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which mostly lies between Mars and Jupiter.
Ceres was long thought to be the parent body of the "Ceres asteroid family".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ceres_(asteroid)   (2011 words)

 Ceres (minor planet 1)
Ceres contains about one third of the mass of all the asteroids in the main asteroid belt put together.
There matters might have stood were it not for the fact that Ceres lay at the heliocentric distance predicted by the Titius-Bode law and therefore seemed as if it might be the missing planet that Johann Bode argued must exist between Mars and Jupiter.
Piazzi named it Ceres after the Roman goddess of grain and patron goddess of Sicily, thereby starting a tradition that continues to the this day: asteroids are named by their discoverers (in contrast to comets, which are named for their discoverers).
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/C/Ceres.html   (617 words)

 Asteroid Ceres chart and Orbit Viewer
Ceres is the largest known asteroid in the traditional asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Ceres is rare among asteroids in that its size and mass are sufficient to give it a nearly spherical shape, much like a planet.
Ceres is the main body of the Cererian family of asteroids.
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 Ceres, the Goddess of Grain
The goddess Ceres' primary function was as the goddess of agricultural fertility in general and grain in particular.
Ceres presided over the frumentationes, the distribution of grain to the urban poor, and the annona, the administration of the Roman grain supply (Spaeth 10).
Ceres is depicted with symbols of the Mysteries, such as riding in a chariot drawn by snakes while holding a torch in her right hand, in coins issued in the 2nd century BCE (Spaeth 18).
students.roanoke.edu /groups/relg211/ashby/Ceres.html   (1090 words)

 Snowball Ceres? :: Astrobiology Magazine ::
Summary (Sep 14, 2005): Observations of 1 Ceres, the largest known asteroid, have revealed that the object may be a "mini planet," and may contain large amounts of pure water ice beneath its surface.
Observations of 1 Ceres, the largest known asteroid, have revealed that the object may be a "mini planet," and may contain large amounts of pure water ice beneath its surface.
Ceres' shape is almost round like Earth's, suggesting that the asteroid may have a "differentiated interior," with a rocky inner core and a thin, dusty outer crust.
www.astrobio.net /news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1711&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (626 words)

 Asteroid 1 Ceres - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
Ceres, the first asteroid to be discovered, is by far the largest and most massive asteroid in the main asteroid belt.
Ceres' surface probably also has interesting tectonic features: compressional (folding) features that could have formed as the whole body shrank when its water melted and differentiated, and then extensional (faulting) features that could have formed as the water began to re-freeze and expand.
The density and shape of Ceres suggest that it is internally layered, with a denser silicate core and an icy mantle.
planetary.org /explore/topics/asteroids_and_comets/ceres.html   (1524 words)

 1 Ceres - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ceres was also called Hera for a short time in Germany.
That is, it is close to hydrostatic equilibrium.
This means that Ceres' axial tilt is very small (about 4±5°).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1_Ceres   (2011 words)

Named after the Roman Goddess of Fruitfulness, Ceres village was founded in 1849 when, after the completion of Michell's Pass, the first plots of land were sold.
The village lies 150 km to the North-East of Cape Town and after the discovery of diamonds in the interior in 1869, the road through Ceres became the main route to the North.
It is situated 9 km north of Ceres and 160 km from Cape Town.
www.places.co.za /html/ceres.html   (161 words)

 HubbleSite - Images of the Asteroid Ceres As It Rotates One Quarter - Image - 9/7/2005
Ceres' shape suggests that its interior is layered like those of terrestrial planets such as Earth.
Ceres may have a rocky inner core, an icy mantle, and a thin, dusty outer crust inferred from its density and rotation rate.
Ceres is approximately 580 miles (930 kilometers) across and is the largest known asteroid.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2005/27/image/a   (445 words)

 CERES ES9 Aqua Edition2 Data Quality Summary
User applied revisions are a method CERES uses to identify improvements to existing archived data products that are simple for users to implement, and allow correction of data products that would not be possible in the archived versions until the next major reprocessing 1 to 2 years in the future.
The resolution of CERES Aqua is 20 km at nadir and the resolution of ERBE ERBS is 40 km at nadir so that the surface area observed by ERBS is 4 times larger than the area observed by Aqua.
The resolution of CERES Terra and Aqua is 20 km at nadir and the resolution of ERBS is 40 km at nadir so that the surface area observed by ERBS is 4 times larger than the area observed by Terra and Aqua.
eosweb.larc.nasa.gov /PRODOCS/ceres/ES9/Quality_Summaries/CER_ES9_Aqua_Edition2.html   (3949 words)

 Ceres - WikiGadugi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
www.wikigadugi.org /wiki/Ceres_(mythology)   (338 words)

 Ephemerides of the Largest Asteroids
Ceres, Pallas, and Vesta deserve such attention because they are the three most massive asteroids, the source of significant perturbations of the planets, and are among the brightest main belt asteroids making them prime targets for photometric and spectroscopic studies aimed at understanding the composition of the asteroids.
Preliminary masses for Ceres using Pallas, Juno, and Vesta as the perturbed asteroid and using the preliminary estimate for the mass of Pallas made while generating the ephemerides are in green, and the final mass for the mass of Ceres is in red.
Or, since Ceres is a G-type asteroid (considered a sub-type of the C-type asteroids) while Mathilde is a C-type asteroid (Tholen 1989), compositional differences may account for the difference in density.
aa.usno.navy.mil /hilton/ephemerides/asteroid_ephemerides.html   (9264 words)

 Minor Planet (1) Ceres
Ceres was in conjunction with the Sun at the end of 2005.
Ceres has a diameter of 932.6 km and is easily the largest inner asteroid, although recently a number of larger Kuiper belt objects have been discovered.
The orbit is inclined at 10.6° to the ecliptic.
www.rasnz.org.nz /MinorP/Ceres.htm   (591 words)

 Why Ceres and Vesta?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Possibly the excavating events or dynamics that provided the HED meteorites did not occur at Ceres, but also possibly, the reflectance spectrum of the surface of Ceres is not indicative of its crustal rocks.
Microwave studies suggest that Ceres is covered with a dry clay, in contrast to Vesta's basaltic dust layer that reflects its crustal composition.
For Vesta and Ceres we need to know their interior structure, their thermal history as manifested in the geological and geophysical record, and the processes that are acting on and affecting their surfaces.
dawn.jpl.nasa.gov /science/why.asp   (497 words)

 Moon Miners' Manifesto: Ceres, Pallas, and Vesta
Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered and is by far the largest and may contain as much as one third of the total asteroidal mass.
To compliment Ceres as regional centers, 210 km wide #88 Thisbe (takes 1415 yrs to drift 120 degrees with respect to Ceres) and 163 km wide #39 Laetitia (3540 yrs to drift 120 degrees) might serve.
Ceres was the Roman goddess of grain, and she chose the mortal TRIPTOLEMUS to carry her knowledge (the plow, agriculture) to humankind.
www.asi.org /adb/06/09/03/02/024/ast2.html   (2367 words)

 Ceres upgraded to miniplanet
Ceres 1 was already holding the title of the solar system's largest asteroid.
On Sept. 7 NASA released photographs of Ceres that show the rock is a smooth ellipsoid, or oblong sphere, with an average diameter of approximately 590 miles -- about the size of Texas.
Ceres was discovered in 1801 by Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi and declared to be the "missing planet" predicted between Mars and Jupiter.
www.news.cornell.edu /stories/Sept05/Ceres.to.html   (579 words)

 CERES Green Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CERES helps cut the carbon output from 20 schools and parent households, thanks to the Greenhouse Unit Department of Sustainability and Environment.
CERES with 45 Fulltime Equivalent employees and $3.5 turnover is a 55 tonne carbon sink!!
CERES has a significant greenhouse emission deficit of 55 tonnes of CO2 emissions p.a.
www.ceres.org.au /about/CERES_Carbon_cuts.html   (788 words)

 Ceres | Ceres Newsletter September 2005
The letter, organized through Ceres' Investor Network on Climate Risk and signed by numerous INCR members, comes as a growing number of electric power companies are preparing climate risk evaluation reports at the request of shareholders.
Ceres plans to release a new sustainability report, covering 2004 data, by the end of the year.
Ceres and the World Resources Institute released a report in June designed to help investors analyze business risks and regulatory uncertainties associated with global climate change.
www.ceres.org /pub/publication.php?pid=78   (2676 words)

 Celestial Events -- May 2005
The "1" indicates Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered, on the first day of the nineteenth century (January 1, 1801).
Named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres is the largest asteroid, though not usually the brightest (4 Vesta claims that distinction due to its bright surface).
This month Ceres is at its best for the year and should be easy to spot with binoculars as it meanders through the constellation Libra the Scales.
www.aaa.org /aaawhatsup0505.htm   (897 words)

 SPACE.com -- Largest Asteroid Might Contain More Fresh Water than Earth
A team led by Peter Thomas of Cornell University said today that Ceres is nearly spherical, which suggests that gravity controls its shape.
If this mantle is composed of at least 25 percent water, Ceres would have more fresh water than Earth, according to a statement released by the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates Hubble for NASA and the European Space Agency.
"Ceres is an embryonic planet," said observation team member Lucy McFadden of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/050907_ceres_planet.html   (926 words)

 CERES ES4 Aqua Edition2 Data Quality Summary
The quality of the CERES Aqua ES4 data is comparable to the quality of the ERBE ERBS single-satellite S9 data in terms of instantaneous gridded and monthly mean fluxes and scene identification.
The CERES Science Team has approved a table of scaling factors which users should apply to the single instrument Edition2 ES4 Net radiant flux, Shortwave flux, and Albedo parameters utilizing the following equations.
CERES Terra fluxes are 1%-1.5% lower than TRMM and ~5.5% lower than ERBE.
eosweb.larc.nasa.gov /PRODOCS/ceres/ES4/Quality_Summaries/CER_ES4_Aqua_Edition2.html   (3951 words)

 Ceres Fruit Juices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ceres, South Africa’s premium fruit juice brand, is sowing the seeds of innovation as they cultivate new fields in the beverage market with the creation of Ceres Iced Fruit Teas.
Ceres Sparkling first added a dash of sparkle to nature’s perfect juice when the range was launched in 340 ml cans in 2003.
Ceres Fruit Juices (CFJ) and Allganix, South Africa’s leading processor of organic products have embarked on a joint venture, whereby Allganix provides organic raw materials for CFJ to manufacture their own range of organic fruit juices.
www.ceres.co.za /scripts/consumers.asp   (1798 words)

 1 Ceres - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
1 Ceres ([ˈsi.riz], Latin Cerēs) was the first asteroid to be discovered.
Johann Elert Bode believed Ceres to be the "missing planet" that Johann Daniel Titius had calculated to exist between Mars and Jupiter, at a distance of 419 million km (2.8 AU) from the Sun.
In the animated television series Exosquad, Ceres was the place where a colossal long-range energy cannon built by Neosapiens to wipe out the Terran space fleet was stationed.
voyager.in /1_Ceres   (1521 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
1 Ceres (asteroid 1 -- See-reez) was the first asteroid to be discovered, with a diameter of 1003 km, and a surface area of 1,800,000 km
It was discovered on January 1, 1801, by Giuseppe Piazzi, and originally named Ceres Ferdinandea after the Classical Greek and Sicilian goddess of plants and motherly love and King Ferdinand IV of Naples and Sicily.
The Ferdinandea part was dropped for political reasons.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/1/1_/1_ceres.html   (101 words)

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