Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Ceres

In 1801, a dwarf planet was discovered which was named Ceres after the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter. Unlike other dwarf planets, Ceres is the only one in the inner-solar system. It lies in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter.  

12 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

I though it's the pic of Moon.

Margaret D said...

Gosh, it's nice to see other planets, and it does look a bit like the moon in one way.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

It looks like a golf ball.

Pat Hatt said...

Until the aliens knock it out of orbit and send it at us

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It does remind me of the moon. And a golf ball.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We'll just all agree it's the offspring of the moon and a golf ball.

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stephen Hayes said...

What are those two lights coming from the surface?

Caro * said...

Magical moon :)

bj said...

It does look like the moon.

Mary Kirkland said...

The stars have always intrigued me.

DEZMOND said...

'tis Cerera in my language